LIVING BODY RELEASE NEW SINGLE I DO
AS PART OF KINGFISHER BLUEZ: SHORT SONGS, VOL. 2 COMPILATION
Following the success of their debut LP Body Is Working, recent crowd-favourite single C.R.E.A.M. and jaw-dropping double-drumming live shows in the glory days of pre-COVID summer of 2019, Living Body recently celebrated Record Store Day earlier this month with the release of their new single “I Do”.
The 59-second track is more than enough time to embrace the pensive yet vital arrangement. The fierce release commands your attention and in just shy of 1 minute the audience can feel the beat, the immersive intensity, and the more-ish melody. A track which isn’t shy of challenging the world we’re living in whilst capturing at its core rapturous rhythm. The abrasive and equally infectious track ends on the question of the entire perpetual theme.
The track is described as a sugarcoated critique of convenience capitalism punctuated by syrupy doubled vocals from Smith and Rowan.
Of the track Smith states: the inspiration for the track comes from humanity’s inability to grapple with the control large tech companies such as Amazon, Spotify, Google and Facebook hold over our lives.
“While these corporations appear to make our lives easier, we are in no way fully aware how they are manipulating our psyches, preying on our insecurities and monitoring our every move to fatten their pockets. Amazon specifically can understand a person so well based on their online history that they actually have products picked out in warehouses ready to ship before they are even ordered. This is called ‘anticipatory shipping’, where in the not-so-distant future we will be billed and sent products we never actively ordered because an algorithm decided we need them. As humans, we crave ease, so we have a tendency to normalize this questionable corporate behavior for the sake of simplicity, especially as society becomes increasingly overwhelmed with distractions, which are often only exacerbated by these very tech companies.
Though this song was written in late 2019, it is clear that through the current pandemic, we are more reliant on these corporations than ever before.”
The track was unveiled as part of the second in a series of “Short Songs” compilations from Living Body’s North American record label, Vancouver-based Kingfisher Bluez, which features 12 songs on a 7-inch (incredible). The compilation features artists such as Rose Melberg, Quiet Boy, U.S. Highball, 55 Deltic and Marlaena Moore.
Cover art by Megan Miller at Clementine Studio
Mastered by Stu MacKillop at Rain City
1. Dew – Quiet Boy
2. U.S. Highball – Hlemmur Song
3. Non La – Far
4. Luvgoon – Alone
5. J. Blissette – Left Outside
6. The This – Missed The Mark
7. Rose Melberg – Jules Rules
8. Living Body – I Do
9. Marlaena Moore – Hologram
10. Colin Cowan – Dance In The Afternoon
11. David Ivan Neil – Home Made Peach Wine
12. 55 Deltic – Jolyon
Listen to the essential compilation and the integral single release from Living Body streaming below-