LUCKYandLOVE’s self titled debut album is out on June 30th.
The story of how L.A. synth pop duo LUCKYandLOVE recorded their debut album is an interesting one. They were living next to noisy construction site in Glendale, California at the time, and the sturm und drang of the working day has definitely seeped into their music. Having said that, their music is also imbued with an easy sense of melody.
Take first single from their self titled debut album as an example.’Digging in the Earth’ sports a metallic but melodic synth line, mechanical drums, and the gently forceful vocals of April Love that create a simultaneously organic and synthetic atmosphere that is endearing. Calling to mind the work of Depeche Mode and Washed Out, it’s a song that envelopes the listener and takes them on a sci-fi journey that is reflected in the idiosyncratic music video directed and edited by cinemaphotographer and animator Steve Barron. The overall effect is one of a slightly odd but sensual experience.
“Musically, as much attention was paid sonically to the organic moog instruments as April’s voice, and we offered the analog synths space in the songs to breathe to their true dynamic potential,” says Loren Luck (drums, synths).
Despite the fact that their debut album is not even out yet, the band are already back in the studio in Echo Park, California with producer John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, Love and Rockets, His Name is Alive). They plan to release more tracks before the end of the year.
Pre-order the album via Bandcamp.
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