unveils new aesthetic on latest single ‘Winter’ featuring Angus Dawson
“A blissful piece of songwriting, pairing sweeping electronics and L.I.B.B’s delicate, soulful voice” – Complex Magazine
Enigmatic Melbourne producer LIFE IS BETTER BLONDE is poised to release his new single ‘WINTER’, a collaboration with Perth-based indie-electronica artist, ANGUS DAWSON.
‘WINTER’ takes a significant departure from LIBB’s lo-fi, minimal R&B in favour of lush synths, tribal percussion, and a production finess in this collaborative effort with Dawson – complimented with a mix by Grammy nominated producer Andrei Eremin.
Taken from his forthcoming EP due this summer, ‘Winter’ is a melding of layers upon layers of both LIBB and Dawson’s vocals, backed up by a dense layering of percussion, bells and lush synths. This track marks the second collaboration from LIBB since his teaming-up with LUCIANBLOMKAMP on the drum-n-bass tinged ‘Distractions’.
LIBB says ‘Winter’ is an “antagonistic note to self…the ways you try to force yourself out of a rut whilst being deliberately unhelpful.”
Drawn to down tempo, lumbering kind of grooves, Life is Better Blonde’s music is inspired by sonic accidents, broken sounding things and old voice memos. His recent tracks, ‘Strange Organism’ and ‘My God is Not Going To Like You’ is the first encounter between Life is Better Blonde and producer Andrei Eremin, whose previous credits include working with Grammy nominated Hiatus Kaiote and Chet Faker.
Life is Better Blonde is the result of lost and discovered voice memos, late night musings and discarded production scraps. Taking cues from the likes of James Blake, Arthur Russell and Thundercat, the music is both introverted and deeply personal, while displaying a grit common to glitch and electronica.
Releasing his debut EP ‘Space + Tyres’ in 2017 through Majestic Casual, Life is Better Blonde created instant attention with air play on BBC 1 XTRA and Triple J, and online features with Clash Magazine, Indie Shuffle and Huffington Post among others. The 5-track EP also featured Triple J Awarding song, ‘Mine’.