Art Feynman shares new single “I Can Dream” from forthcoming album ‘Half Price at 3.30’ out 26th June

June 19, 2020
Art Feynman by Aubrey Trinnaman

Art Feynman
shares new song “I Can Dream”
from forthcoming album
Half Price at 3:30

Out June 26 on Western Vinyl

Art Feynman has shared  “I Can Dream,” the fourth song made available from Half Price at 3:30, the upcoming album by Art Feynman (aka accomplished recording artist and producer Luke Temple) out June 26, 2020 on Western Vinyl. 

“I Can Dream” is the final track on the album and may be the most tender moment on Half Price at 3:30. A sedated and minimal romance true to its title, it begins with minute keyboard tones that waiver behind Feynman’s closeup vocal, as he invites someone dear into his interior life. 

“I can dream about you being made for me,” he sings, “lost in the land of my dreams.”  He goes on to encapsulate, albeit inadvertently perhaps, the proposition of Half-Price at 3:30 in the line “never a story came perfectly to life in the way I envisioned.”  The everyday imperfection that Temple lays bare when he’s telling a story– be it through his own eyes or that of an offbeat tragicomic avatar– never fails to reveal something quietly interesting, vulnerably honest, and infinitely listenable.

“I Can Dream” follows previous singles “Not My Guy,”“The Physical Life Of Marilyn,” and “I’m Gonna Miss Your World” which came with a stop-motion video directed by Caroline Sallee. 

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.

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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