NZCA LINES shares “Prisoner Of Love” from album, Pure Luxury, out on 10th July 2020 via Memphis Industries & announces virtual album release show

June 9, 2020
NZCA LINES credit Aleksandra Kingo


Shares a new track, “Prisoner Of Love” – LISTEN HERE

Taken from his forthcoming new album, Pure Luxury, out on 10th July 2020 via Memphis Industries

Announces virtual album release party on 15th July 2020 – tickets available HERE

NZCA LINES, the project of producer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Lovett, today shares a standout new cut from his forthcoming album, Pure Luxury, out on 10th July 2020 via Memphis Industries. The glistening, disco-specked “Prisoner Of Love” follows the release of “Pure Luxury” which was A-Listed at BBC 6 Music and“Real Good Time”.

About “Prisoner Of Love”, which was premiered by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music this morning, Lovett said: “This song is about the cycle of heartbreak and dependency within a relationship that isn’t working, a constant motion of being pushed away and sucked back in. Both people could be doing this, each at the mercy of the other’s emotions – unable to move forward yet unable to step away, the cycle repeats itself.”

To celebrate the release of Pure Luxury, NZCA LINES will be hosting an exclusive, interactive virtual album release party on July 15th 2020 with a live performance and other surprises TBA. Tickets are limited, cost £6, and are available HERE.

virtual album release party

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 (pre-save HERE) 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. 

With tracks written as a response to the notions of luxury, status, and the insanity of pursuing material wealth in the face of environmental catastrophe (“Pure Luxury”) and tackling the climate crisis (“Larsen”, a break-up track namely, the breaking up of the Larsen C ice shelf in 2017), the frustrations of conducting relationships through a video screen (the stately “For Your Love”) and the closing moments of a relationship (the bereft “Take This Apart”), Pure Luxury features some of Lovett’s rawest and most direct material to date.

Tomorrow might be scaring the hell out of us, but, as Lovett reminds us on the album’s closing track, “tonight is all that really matters, as long as we keep dancing”.

NZCA LINES plays his biggest London headline show to date at Heaven on 28th October 2020. Tickets are available HERE.

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