Art Feynman shares new single “Not My Guy” from ‘Half Price at 3.30’ out June 26th on Western Vinyl

May 29, 2020
Art Feynman by Aubrey Trinnaman
Art Feynman
shares new song “Not My Guy”
via premiere with Cool Hunting
from forthcoming album
Half Price at 3:30

Out June 26 on Western Vinyl

Art Feynman has shared “Not My Guy,” the third single made available from Half Price at 3:30, the upcoming album by Art Feynman (aka accomplished recording artist and producer Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic) out June 26 via Western Vinyl. The track dissects the Trump narrative in a few repeating, jivey lines. “Came in through the back, jack, on America’s heart-attack,”

Feynman mocks slickly over a bouncing, rotating beat, “you’re not my guy, you’re not your guy, you’re not anybody else’s guy.” This kind of sardonic playfulness brings levity to scathing existential analysis that may be too hard to swallow without such interstitial joviality. As Temple shared with Cool Hunting, the song arose from “just messing with simple groove textures” and the track “was actually made soon after {Trump’s} election, it was made way before the rest of the record. when he really started harping on the wall and immigration thing.”

Read the full Q & A with Cool Hunting

As Feynman, Temple uses his dual persona like a needle and thread to stitch art pop, Nigerian highlife, worldbeat, and other less-heard genres into a musical quilt that displays his unmistakable guile and eccentric songcraft. Half Price at 3:30 is the pinnacle of Temple’s unique ability to make songs that side-smile while pointing out the emotional sinkholes that whirl beneath the most overlooked, seemingly commonplace scenarios. Temple, or rather Feynman, is able to see the bizarre in the banal, and on Half Price he lends us his decoder glasses so we might glimpse it for ourselves. As effortlessly as he inhabits his Art Feynman character he also slips into the lives of other personalities both living and fictional, spinning lyrical vignettes of off kilter human interest.

Where previous entries in the Luke Temple discography– including his well-liked former group Here We Go Magic – have utilized organic timbres even while sailing far from the guitar-and-drums shore, Half Price sees him employing drum machines, slightly glossier production, and even autotune with a tasteful balance that suggests these tools have been in his kit all along. The result affectionately evokes guerrilla recording predecessors like Francis Bebey, Arthur Russell, and Haruomi Hosono in musicological detail, yet it’s Temple’s hard-won creative voice that resounds over top of it all facing Half Price forward instead of nostalgically backward.

“Not My Guy” follows previous singles,“The Physical Life Of Marilyn” and “I’m Gonna Miss Your World”.

Temple recently contributed a playlist to Brooklyn Vegan available HERE, and did an interview with Under The Radar available HERE.

Pre-Order Half Price at 3:30, out June 26 on Western Vinyl

Half Price at 3:30 Tracklisting:

  1. Dtime
  2. Taking On Hollywood
  3. China Be Better
  4. Ideal Drama
  5. The Physical Life Of Marilyn
  6. I’m Gonna Miss Your World
  7. Night Flower
  8. Not My Guy
  9. Emancipate Your Love Life
  10. Nancy Are You Hiding In Your Work
  11. I Can Dream

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