Empire Of The Sun‘s Nick Littlemore has announced his new project ‘Two Leaves’. Hear the album on NME first below.
Announcing his new endeavour and debut album ‘Every Ocean Tells A Story’, the Pnau frontman and producer said it was “about exploration, to make experimental works that delve deeper into the subconscious and the meditative”. Celia Pavey (aka Vera Blue) features throughout the entire LP.
He continued: “Unlike a traditional act, the members are ‘guest’ continuously shifting around a single entity. Therefore one leaf represents Littlemore who co-composes and produces all works. The guests range from gifted instrumentalists to singers to other composers and producers.
“Two Leaves is about collaboration, to have musical conversations with each other. The works are born out of improvisation, captured in an acoustic environment and then worked and reworked in the studio to enhance the experience.”
See his handwritten note below
Listen to ‘Every Ocean Tells A Story’ below
Last month saw Empire Of The Sun release their third album ‘Two Vines’. Preceded by the comeback single ‘High And Low’, ‘Two Vines’ is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Ice On The Dune‘ – and features members of Fleetwood Mac, as well as the former band of Prince and David Bowie.
“What could be more purposeful as an artist than to help people through difficult times?” said Nick in a full and frank interview with NME. “I know that as a teen music was so important and it defined me and it helped me – it helped me understand things that I couldn’t communicate.
“These people that we’ve held up on high – our heroes,” he continued, “they’re musical, as well as painters, writers, directors. At best they are helping humanity through, it’s a very humanist export. We do go out there in the world with the intent of putting back a positive message, putting a beacon of light back into the world.”