Oxford electronic-pop quartet Low Island announce their sophomore album Life In Miniature for November 4th via their own label Emotional Interference. It’s led by new single ‘Can’t Forget’ today.
Described by the band as a ‘sonic photo album; a journey through three years of accelerated change that felt like a lifetime,’ Life in Miniature promises to be an exploratory exhibition – treading the line between granular, emotional introspection and Big Picture understanding and acceptance.
First single ‘Can’t Forget’ is beholden to a languid groove, blending into a bombastic chorus that takes cues from Tame Impala and Foals. Throughout it is underpinned by the melancholic optimism and idiosyncratic production that has come to define Low Island’s sound, with space for a brash, spiralling guitar solo, rarely unleashed from their arsenal. This clash of old and new techniques echoes the sentimental approach towards recognition of the past whilst gazing forwards.
As singer Carlos Posada elaborates: “it’s a reflection on the headyness of youth and a fear of growing up. Verse 2 is a nod to the day I left home; as I drove down the street, I caught my Dad crying and waving me away in the wing-mirror of my car. It’s one of those memories that gets printed right onto the front of your mind and that you never forget.”
Check out the video for the single, ‘Can’t Forget’ below.