Amoureux - "Lost the Plot" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

10 July 2014

Stream "Lost the Plot", a slice of bass-heavy, hazy pop from Amoureux' upcoming debut EP, Never Young As Tonight.
 

The LA-based duo of Holiday J and Nicole Turley have taken on the name Amoureux in making their romantic, hazy dream-pop. A remarkable distinctive for the duo, however, is that rather than getting caught up on the treble end of the sonic spectrum, as many dream-pop bands do, the duo emphasizes rhythm instruments, particularly Holiday J’s distinctive bass playing. “Lost the Plot”, a track from their soon-to-be-released debut EP Never Young As Tonight, balances washes of textural sound with a pronounced low end. Like the rest of the EP, the song retains a loose, improvisatory feel, due in large part to the fact that most of the tracks on the EP were recorded in one take.
  
Holiday J, who wrote the lyrics to “Lost the Plot”, describes the song to PopMatters: “‘Lost the Plot’ is a one person conversation that is conducted in the silence of the mind while driving down the Pacific Coast Highway [in California] at sunset. It’s blistering with review, regret and hope. It’s driving to your best friend’s house.”



Never Young As Tonight is out on July 29th via Neurotic Yell.

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