Unloved, the band made up of vocalist and songwriter Jade Vincent, her partner the producer/composer Keefus Ciancia, and the DJ and producer/composer David Holmes, have announced details of a new track, Love, the latest single from their forthcoming second album, Heartbreak, which is released on Heavenly Recordings on Friday 1st February 2019.
Taking about Love, David said, “Love was one of the first things we cut from the new record and was Inspired by the raw, propulsive sound of 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and primitive electronics”
Jade added, “and doesn’t everybody want love?”
The album is a rich, deep record possessing a sound at once hauled out of the silty depths of the past, and simultaneously wholly modern, the heart of the songs lie in Vincent’s sublime voice and lyrics, both possessed of an aching, rich-smoked tone.
“There’s a maturity to Jade’s voice and a maturity to the songs that sounds like this is someone who’s lived, and properly had her heart broken, and is full of love,” says Holmes.
Check out the video for ‘Love’ – BELOW:
Having recently supported Étienne Daho at 5 sold-out shows at L’Olympia, Paris, they made debut live U.K. performance last night at London’s Hoxton Hall, and play a second, sold-out show there on December 5th. Further live dates for 2019 will be announced shortly.
In the meantime, the band provided the songs for Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s acclaimed recent series Killing Eve, which was screened on the BBC in the early autumn quickly becoming the most talked about TV series of the year. The series also aired in the U.S. earlier in the year where Sandra Oh received an Emmy nomination for her lead role.
Additionally, the band have just unveiled the Keefus Ciancia Reminisce remix of album track Remember. The remix, featuring French artist Étienne Daho, can be heard below:
The story of Unloved began in a late-night Hollywood bar in 2015, The Rotary Room, where Ciancia – known for his collaborations with T-Bone Burnett, including the soundtrack to True Detective and his unprecedented project with Jeff Bridges, Sleeping Tapes, among others – and Vincent, held a long-running music salon at which their fellow musicians could experiment and collaborate.
Inviting Holmes over to DJ at the club, the trio discovered a shared love for 60s’ girl groups and French pop and film noir soundtracks, Brigitte Fontaine, Shuggie Otis, George ‘Shadow’ Morton, Bruno Nicolai, Lee Hazlewood and Jack Nitzsche, along with a tremendous desire to work together.
Holmes, renowned as one of the world’s most innovative, inquisitive and ingenious DJs, alongside being a hugely respected soundtrack composer who has provided scores for Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight, Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen, HBO series Mosaic, Steve McQueen’s Hunger, and BBC series The Fall and London Spy, also ran his own club, God’s Waiting Room, in his native Belfast.
Like the Rotary Room for Ciancia and Vincent, God’s Waiting Room was a place for Holmes to explore music and film and to invite thrilling artists to play — Jane Weaver, Jarvis Cocker, Andy Weatherall amongst others – so it was inevitable the trio would end up collaborating, a union which very quickly blossomed and saw the recording and release of their stunning debut album Guilty Of Love in the spring of 2016.