Michael Lovett, aka NZCA Lines, has announced details of his third album. Titled Pure Luxury, the record is our on July 10th via Memphis Industries, and ahead of that he’s released a new single, Real Good Time.
About the track, Lovett said:““Real Good Time” stars an unhinged narrator arriving uninvited to a scary dance party. As the sweat soaks through his polyester suit jacket he perceives a blizzard of nightmarish, hallucinogenic images depicting his unease with the world. Yet he soon realises that, despite the darkness around us, we deserve to have a good time – to make the best with what we’re given.”
With Real Good Time, Lovett has skimped two footed into P-Funk, maybe Thriller territory, with squelching basses, altered vocals, and irresistable party vibes the order of the day, as the synth lines intertwine and the harmony vocals implore you to have a good time. Damn right we will.
Check it, and the accompanying video out, here
NZCA LINES, the project of producer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Lovett, today announces the release of his third album, Pure Luxury, on 10th July 2020 via Memphis Industries. Produced almost entirely by Lovett and written between London, New York and Los Angeles, where he found himself present for some key UK and US political and social moments, Pure Luxury revels in both the insular – the sound of one man processing anxiety-inducing world events – and the communal. Moving away from the themes of a fictional utopia and a fake apocalypse, in a world fast becoming what seemed like a real dystopia, the follow-up to 2016’s Infinite Summer is part disco pop, part hip hop grooves, all bassline – a record of diverse styles, voices and textures, expanding the musical universe of Lovett’s previous albums whilst cementing his own playful voice with an inescapable sense of joy and excitement.
In conjunction with today’s announcement, NZCA LINES shares a new track, “Real Good Time”, a lurid P-Funk groove refracted through the universe of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and hallucinations of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. On the single,Lovett channels concerns about agricultural chemicals and overpopulation with a demented chorus of pitchshifted vocals – “It’s too late to save the bride / I guess she’ll just get buried alive / in waterfalls of pesticide / or gently suffocated by the groom / I just remembered how we die / I saw it on TV one time / But I guess we’ll just keep multiplying”.