• New album ‘private LIFE’ draws on the synth-pop of the last album whilst being another vital statement on contemporary pop.
• Limited Dinked edition hand numbered blue & black hand marbled vinyl with Poster (400 units only), standard LP and CD.
More tumultuous than its predecessor, ‘private LIFE’ knocks hard. The evolution of Virginia Wing’s sound continues to build on the broad creative flow of the last album whilst being another a vital contribution to contemporary pop. The drums are huge and playfully unquantized. Edits are both assured and heavy handed, the instrumentation lightly mediates the two and finds itself on the edge of collapse alongside them. The icy facade of Merida Richards’ words are still front and centre, but are contrasted by dense arrangements, vying for attention throughout the record.
Virginia Wing’s last record opened its arms into euphoric light, ‘private LIFE’ invites you through a door and closes it. It examines what we’re doing at night, on our own, after work. What we do to enjoy ourselves, to cope, to be together, to be alone. It shines a dim blue light on what might be happening, causing us anxiety, stress, and desire. The act of making the music, and that this music is bright, unconfined, and joyous, speaks to the inherent therapy in the activities some humans need to actually deal with the things inside their heads. However, it doesn’t position itself in opposition to anything, nor does it seek to guide. The album was made for Virginia Wing, and now it’s for you.
‘private LIFE’ is a record examining impulse, addiction, urge and shame and was influenced by the following:
Prince, Clare Fischer, Black Secret Technology, Laurie Anderson, YMO, Scott Storch, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Kleenex, The Slits, Y Pants, Tina Weymouth, Lena Platonos, Jay Electronica and The Paul Institute.
Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay and Christopher Duffin.