The track offers the latest glimpse of the band’s fourth album ‘Leisurevision’coming this September
Auckland leisure infused soul-electronic collective LEISURE unveil their exquisite new single ‘Back In Love’, out 11thAugust on Nettwerk.
‘Back In Love’ is the third single from LEISURE’s fourth LP Leisurevision set for release on September 29th. The band’s latest masterstroke combines thick, funky bass with sugary sweet vocal melodies over a cool mellow groove. “I’ll just fall back in love with you”, goes the yearning chorus, a sublime dose of melancholia capped off by a triumphant horn section.
Elaborating on the track, LEISURE say, “”Back In Love’ actually came out of the trials and tribulations of navigating parenthood with your lover – you both put all your time and energy into this little human and it’s easy to neglect your relationship with each other. This song is about making time for each other again and reminding ourselves that no matter what life throws at us we’ll always find our way back to where we began.”
The track follows ‘All The Good Times Never Die’, the recent sublime collaboration with Night Tapes, and lead album single ‘Always’, a blissed-out pop gem released in June, which has already reached over a million Spotify streams to date. As well as a string of singles, the release of Leisurevision will also be accompanied by a headline tour in autumn spanning across North America and Canada – with dates already sold out in New York and LA.
In a world preoccupied with instant gratification and overnight success, LEISURE have been taking the scenic route. The five members – and mates – came together in 2015 on a spontaneous trip up New Zealand’s ragged west coast. At that stage, they’d independently spent years churning through the music machine’s tight jaws. Individually, the five are award winning songwriters, producers and creatives. Together, they resolved to carve out a new musical paradigm: cut the crap, enjoy the ride and above all, keep it LEISURE.
350+ million streams later, including a collaboration with Goldlink, and sold out dates throughout NZ, Australia, UK, Europe and now USA, they’re doing something right.
A colourful new season is ushered in with upcoming album Leisurevision, encapsulated by the colour Green – symbolic of growth, renewal, and rebirth. The album takes inspiration from various eras — from the smoothness of seventies Blue-eyed-Soul to the romantic energy of early eighties post-disco, locking in with mid-nineties hip-hop drum programming and glued down with what has become somewhat of a signature lush LEISURE guitar sound heard across their discography.
With Leisurevision set for release on September 29th, ‘Back In Love’ continues LEISURE’s album campaign in style: a flawless groove soaked in blissed-out vibes, perfect for a hot summer’s day.
Saturday October 28th – El Ray Theatre, Los AngelesTuesday
October 31st – Independent, San FranciscoThursday
November 2nd – Wonder, Portland OR Friday
November 3rd – The Showbox, Seattle WA Saturday
November 4th – Hollywood Theater, Vancouver BC Tuesday
November 7th – Gothic, Denver CO Thursday
November 9th – Chop Shop, Chicago, ILSaturday
November 11th – Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON Tuesday
November 14th – Sinclair, Boston MA Friday
November 17th – Elsewhere, Brooklyn NYSaturday
November 18th – 930 Club, Washington DC