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Lost Under Heaven Share Video for New Track “Black Sun Rising (Expanded)”

New Version of a Song from Love Hates What You Become on Mute

Jul 16, 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 version of the album's "Black Sun Rising," dubbed "Black Sun Rising (Expanded)," via a video for the track. The new version adds strings to the track. Watch it below.

The duo is Ellery James Roberts (the ex-WU LYF frontman) and Ebony Hoorn. Hoorn directed the "Black Sun Rising (Expanded)" and it was after seeing her initial treatment for the video that Roberts felt the song needed to be more cinematic and expanded it with string parts.

Love Hates What You Become includes "Bunny's Blues," which the band shared back in May 2018 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 2018 (it was also one of our Songs of the Week). When the album was announced in August 2018 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. In June they shared the new song "Teen Violence," which was originally recorded during the sessions for the album in Los Angeles and was reworked later in Manchester.

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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