Uk quartet Life have released their new single “Switching On,” which is also accompanied by a new video, directed and produced by the band with the help of local filmmaker Josh Moore (who has also collaborated with the band on all of their recent videos). The video channels Wes Anderson-esque color palettes and symmetrical shots, combining frenetic lighting with dating style video monologues from houseplants trying to find love.
Life’s Mez Green says, “After completing ‘A Picture of Good Health’ I felt like I belonged in the world, lyrically painting over the bone-eating demons, I wanted to express why this was. I wanted to scratch it out like people do on woodland trees or moorland rocks. It was love; I found love. ‘Switching On’ is my lyrical attempt of charting that journey; the initial giddy, nervous and pinch-me moments, the wanting to be accepted, the lust and the incredible feeling of finding that person and falling in love. The band wanted to be open to all aspects of musicality so that the lyrics were given an aural heart. We wanted to be brave, bold and exciting as we evolve our sound and rhythms by bringing in elements of synths, pads, machines and pure bass and guitar experimentation. “Switching On” is a nod to where we want to be and where we are going; the future.”
Alongside the new UK tour dates the band have also just played a short string of French shows, as well as appearing on national TV alongside Primal Scream and IDLES for Jehnny Beth’s new TV show ECHOES and will return for further live dates in late-April. Elsewhere, LIFE will be playing at New Colossus Festival in New York later this week – they will play both the launch party and will support A Place To Bury Strangers at Brooklyn’s Bowery Ballroom.
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