London dance band Statsare excited to announce the release of their debut album Other People’s Lives,which will be released through Memphis Industrieson 15thFebruary 2019.
Following widespread critical acclaim for their previous independent releases, including tracks Where Is The Money? & Rhythm of the Heart, the band share their new single, There Is A Story I Tell About My Life today, and it can be streamed here.
There Is A Story… is Stats’ first offering under the Memphis Industries deal that sees the band join an eclectic roster of forward-thinking talent, including The Go! Team, Polica, Field Music& Dutch Uncles.
There Is A Story…is a fidgety electro funk cut about the stories we tell ourselves about our selves - and what happens when they break down. Stats’ founder and front man Ed Seed sings;"I'm a self-made man/And I'm a man-made self/So if it isn't me/Then it must be someone else/There's just so much ground to cover/It's just one thing after another".
Recorded at London’s prestigious RAK Studios, Seed and his full live band spent time tracking the live jams that would form the bones of this newest single, and the rest of Other People’s Lives. Ricocheting between 1970s art rock, 80s synth grooves and cosmic disco-pop, the band have already gained plaudits from Lauren Laverneat 6Music, Elton Johnat Beats1and high praise from The Guardian, The Sunday Times,i-D, DIY Mag, and Q to name but a few early supporters. The aim at RAK was to ditch structure and embrace spontaneity. “This way you can capture the moment of inspiration,” Seed says. “The special energy of six people losing themselves in what they’re doing, and somehow synchronising into something none of them could have planned.”
The sessions produced funk-tinged pieces of electronic-pop that now accompany Seed’s compelling storytelling of humanity, domesticity, routine, love, loss and new fatherhood. Other People’s Livesinvestigates the gaps in the stories we tell about our lives. Seed explains: “This album is about recognising that my life story is full of holes. The world encourages me to experience my life as a narrative: a story in which I am the lead character, going on a journey, moving towards the discovery and realisation of an authentic self. Other people’s lives are presented to me as coherent, relatable stories, full of passion and travel and wonder.”
Stats are a refreshing, modern band with a debut album that captures the now, the fleeting, the fickle and the forgotten – like that perfect moment lost on the dance floor – yet it presents it in a musical way that avoids being trapped to a time and place.
Excellent indie-funk band purveying a neat line in jangling disco
The shapes thrown to their stuff should be both loose-limbed and mannequin-stiff
Readymade for stardom
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