NZCA Lines announce new album 'Pure Luxury' for July 10th
6 May 2020
New track 'Real Good Time' out now
NZCA LINES, the project of producer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Lovett, today announces the release of his third album, Pure Luxury, on 10th July 2020 via Memphis Industries. Produced almost entirely by Lovett and written between London, New York and Los Angeles, where he found himself present for some key UK and US political and social moments, Pure Luxury revels in both the insular – the sound of one man processing anxiety-inducing world events - and the communal.
In conjunction with today's announcement, NZCA LINES shares a new track, "Real Good Time”, a lurid P-Funk groove refracted through the universe of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and hallucinations of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. On the single,Lovett channels concerns about agricultural chemicals and overpopulation with a demented chorus of pitchshifted vocals - Lovett said:““Real Good Time” stars an unhinged narrator arriving uninvited to a scary dance party. As the sweat soaks through his polyester suit jacket he perceives a blizzard of nightmarish, hallucinogenic images depicting his unease with the world. Yet he soon realises that, despite the darkness around us, we deserve to have a good time - to make the best with what we’re given.”
Moving away from the themes of a fictional utopia and a fake apocalypse, in a world fast becoming what seemed like a real dystopia, the follow-up to 2016’s Infinite Summer is part disco pop, part hip hop grooves, all bassline - a record of diverse styles, voices and textures, expanding the musical universe of Lovett’s previous albums whilst cementing his own playful voice with an inescapable sense of joy and excitement.
With tracks tackling the climate crisis (“Larsen”, a break-up track namely, the breaking up of the Larsen C ice shelf in 2017), the frustrations of conducting relationships through a video screen (the stately “For Your Love”) and the closing moments of a relationship (the bereft “Take This Apart”), Pure Luxury features some of Lovett’s rawest and most direct material to date. Tomorrow might be scaring the hell out of us, but, as Lovett reminds us on the album’s closing track, “tonight is all that really matters, as long as we keep dancing”.
NZCA LINES Pure Luxury
July 10th 2020
1. Pure Luxury 2. Real Good Time 3. Prisoner of Love 4. For Your Love 5. Take This Apart 6. Opening Night 7. Larsen 8. Primp & Shine 9. Tonight Is All That Really Matters
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