Today, Unloved release a new single ‘Turn of the screw’ (featuring Raven Violet), taken from their forthcoming double LP, ‘The Pink Album.’ It follows the single ‘Mother’s been a bad girl.’ The video has been made by Julian House who creates all the bands eye catching and mesmerising artwork.
‘Turn of the screw’ was a song I wrote the lyrics to over lockdown,” says Unloved’s David Holmes. “It’s an ode to mental Health – making changes in your life for the better – cutting toxicity out of your life and focusing on the important things – family, friends and music.”
Unloved’s latest release, THE PINK ALBUM, is dawn and dusk, the epic and the intimate. This 22-track double album, its title inspired by the artwork of Julian House, features collaborations with Jarvis Cocker, Étienne Daho, Raven Violet and Jon Spencer. Pink has it modulations: shocking at times but signifying also tenderness, intimacy, the carnal. THE PINK ALBUM knows the shades of love, its nuances, and how it can be delicious – and frightening. Marvellous – and aching. Rather than be the silver lining to the cloud, THE PINK ALBUM mines deeper, to a precious ore, dark and glittering…
…Be seduced by the whispered, languorous, bluesy, not so sweet nothings of Love Experiment and the lippy insouciance of Turn of the screw. Thrill to the infinite variety: Mother’s been a bad girl is brazen, and I don’t like you anymore gloriously sultry. Here is Foolin’, where languid, world-weary jazz sounds are skewed by a phantasmagoric organ from a funfair hallucinated, and there’s the sparkling fury and celestial chorus of Rainbrose, as though some flower-festooned goddess is emerging. Go from the jaunty keyboards and hey! hey! hey! of WTC to the melancholic poise of Ever, the jittery electropop of Girl can’t help it, to the spacious Morricone-tinged Lucky. Be reminded that the past is a snare, the future doesn’t care. All we have is Now. There is psychedelic world-warping sound, but also times when reality is acutely, achingly, present. Number in my phone is a beautiful, wistful paean to those no longer here. Jade’s remarkable voice – whispering, icy, lush, wounded, smoky – unifies the album with its striking diversity.
‘The Pink Album’ now available to pre-order on double vinyl and CD. Released on September 2nd.
‘The Pink Album’ will be available on vinyl as a double LP & CD with artwork by Julian House.
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