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Lost Under Heaven Share New Song “Teen Violence”

Originally Recorded for Love Hates What You Become on Mute

Jun 04, 2019
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Lost Under Heaven (who were formerly known mainly by their initials LUH) released a new album, Love Hates What You Become, back in January via Mute. Now they have shared a new song, "Teen Violence," that was originally recorded during the sessions for the album in Los Angeles and was reworked later in Manchester. Listen to it below.

The duo is Ellery James Roberts (the ex-WU LYF frontman) and Ebony Hoorn. Roberts had this to say about the song in a press release: "'Teen Violence' is an allegorical tragedy about an Androgynous Prophet of the Divine Feminine who is brutally silenced by an aggressively ignorant society that is unable to comprehend his/her vision due to the paralysis of Cultural Immaturity. It is a song of our time: this formative moment in human history where we are faced with a plethora of crises that threaten the extinction of the species. Our Politics fail to make adequate response as the wider culture continues to fracture into increasingly oppositional individualist hysteria."

They released their debut album, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing, back in 2016 via Mute.

Love Hates What You Become includes "Bunny's Blues," which the band shared back in May 2017 via its bloody video (it was one of our Songs of the Week) and "Breath of Light," a new song they shared back in March 2017 (it was also one of our Songs of the Week). When the album was announced in August 2017 they also shared the album's third single, "For the Wild" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared another song from the album, "Come," via a virtual reality video for the song.

Love Hates What You Become is the follow-up to the duo's 2016 debut, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing. It was written in Roberts' native Manchester and was then recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, Sigur Rós), who brought Swans drummer Thor Harris into the mix, who plays on the album.

"We were without a drummer or a real band," explained Roberts in a previous press release. "I just concentrated on writing the songs rather than making a sound. We turned up in LA with that as our starting point, this collection of guitar and piano demos that I'd sent through."

Read our 2016 interview with Lost Under Heaven and our review of Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing.

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