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 Lost, the latest single from their forthcoming second album, Heartbreak, which is released on Heavenly Recordings on Friday 1st February 2019.
Taking about Love Lost, Unloved said:
David – “This track started out in LA 8 years ago and ended in Belfast, Italy and France – its a very special song written by jade during the passing of my late sister Maggy Holmes so it holds a very special place in my heart”
Jade – “I think of Blade Runner, hyperspace, the illusion of stillness yet pulling farther and farther away from earth, watching everything you love disappear, fuelling the fire of remembering, a heart inflamed. A mesmerising ride of escape, hauntingly repeating like a spell.”
Listen to ‘Love Lost’ and the Nathan Micay remix – BELOW:
Additionally, they have just unveiled a stunning Nathan Micay remix of Love Lost. Talking about the remix Unloved said:
Keefus – “This is much more than a remix, Nathan’s given this story a different life on a planet never seen. I’m completely blown away by Micay’s ability to turn music upside down and inside out…Masterful, Thank you, Nathan.”
David – “I’d first heard of Nathan from his amazing rework of Dr Johns “walk on gilded splinters”…Jeff Barratt our label boss suggested him which required no thought on our end…Nathan is a star of the future!”
Jade – “Yes, a future — He (Nathan) sends me to a space ‘Blade Runner-esque’, hyperspace, the illusion of stillness yet pulling farther and farther away from earth, watching everything you love disappear, fueling the fire of remembering, heart inflamed. A mesmerizing flight of escape, hauntingly repeating like an unbreakable spell.”
Nathan Micay added:
“Before starting this remix I re-visited David Holmes’ 1997 Essential Mix as well as his score for the excellent ’71. I wanted to combine elements of these two worlds into a cinematic, yet ravey sound. The result is something driving and rough on the edges, yet with an expansive quality that I think really sucks the listener in. David’s music has always had a very warm character to it. Hopefully, this remix can justify that legacy”
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 sound like this is someone who’s lived, and properly had her heart broken, and is full of love,” says Holmes.
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. They return to London on the day of album release, February 1st, for two very special in-stores at Rough Trade East at 6pm where they’ll be a Q&A with the band and a stripped down performance and a DJ event later at 8pm at Stranger Than Paradise where the band will be playing music which inspired the album.
Additionally, 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. 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.