Love Hates What You Become Due Out January 18 via Mute.
Lost Under Heaven (who were formerly known mainly by their initials LUH) are releasing a new album, Love Hates What You Become, on January 18 via Mute. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Come," via a virtual reality video for the song.
The video was produced in partnership with Treatment Studios, who have created live visuals for U2, Sigur Rós, and New Order, and who approached Lost Under Heaven about doing the video, as they were eager to try out virtual reality. The band shared the demo for "Come" and they took it from there. In a press release Lost Under Heaven describe "Come" as exploring the "tantric union of masculine and feminine energy and the manifesting potential of sexual transmutation."
The band's Ebony Hoorn then shared with Treatment Studios a storyboard depicting "the symbolic journey from separation to unification, where following a dramatic fall from the heavens you hurtle into a wasteland, as a disembodied consciousness you begin to rise, life starts to blossom as you approach the womb within the Tree of Life."
Hoorn had this to say about the video in a press release: "It was a completely new approach to the visual creation, to try and create a psychedelic first-person experience told wholly through setting and atmosphere, where the musical elements of the track animate the surroundings, almost as if you exist within the pulsing heart of the song."
Love Hates What You Become includes "Bunny's Blues," which the band shared back in May 2017 via its bloody video (it was one of our Songs of the Week) and "Breath of Light," a new song they shared back in March 2017 (it was also one of our Songs of the Week). When the album was announced in August 2017 they also shared the album's third single, "For the Wild" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week).
Love Hates What You Become is the follow-up to the duo's 2016 debut, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing. It was written in Roberts' native Manchester and was then recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, Sigur Rós), who brought Swans drummer Thor Harris into the mix, who plays on the album.
"We were without a drummer or a real band," explained Roberts in a previous press release. "I just concentrated on writing the songs rather than making a sound. We turned up in LA with that as our starting point, this collection of guitar and piano demos that I'd sent through."
Lost Under Heaven Tour Dates:
January 18 - Bristol, England - Rough Trade
January 22 - Nottingham, England - Rough Trade
January 23 - Brighton, England - Rialto Theatre
January 24 - London, England - Oslo
January 25 - Leeds, England - Headrow House
January 27 - Glasgow, Scotland - Nice N Sleazy
January 28 - Newcastle upon Tyne - Think Tank
January 29 - Manchester, England - Gorilla
February 18 - Paris, France - O'Sullivans Backstage By The Mill
February 19 - Cologne, Germany - Blue Shell
February 20 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
February 21 - Berlin, Germany - BiNuu
February 23 - Stockholm, Sweden - Daze Days Festival
February 25 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
February 26 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Musik Loppen