New Zealand five-piece LEISURE have unveiled their new ‘SIDE B EP’ release out 1st October.
The five track EP follows after the release of ‘Flipside’, the third EP track after ‘Mesmerised’ and ‘Take Me Higher’. Speaking more on the record, LEISURE comment “Side B is a culmination of moods and atmospheres we worked on in these endlessly unpredictable times, pushing the sonics between both intimate and grandiose perspectives. We always try to create with freedom, and Side B is a progression of letting go and just simply releasing music that feels nice to our ears no matter how it’s created.
The EP plays thematically between consciousness and unconsciousness, embracing challenges and moving forward for the betterment of oneself in a time where human connection is at an all time low. We hope that these vibrations can accompany the human spirit on the escalator to the mad world ahead and breathe some life into those emotions that have been missing in recent times”.
The EP begins with ‘Take You Higher’ that instantly sets the tone and taps into their irresistibly smooth sound. Next up, ‘Mesmerised’ is an electronica-infused track that packs a seductive and powerful sound. Groove-laden, ‘Flipside’ hits with hypnotic guitars and enchanting synths, that effortlessly lead to ‘Visions of You’, a guitar soaked jam with irresistible qualities. Last but not least, ‘Miles Away’ styles a jazzier and lounge sensibility, closing the EP to a high degree.
The upcoming project is a much-anticipated follow-up to 2020 SIDE A EP. A five-track release which was crafted during a trip to France, SIDE A has amassed over 32 million global streams and received praise from fans and tastemakers alike, with BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova supporting on their respective radio shows. Prior to that was 2019 sophomore album TWISTER, and a successful European tour soon followed, which included sold-out dates in London and Berlin alongside a debut double performance at Brighton festival The Great Escape.
Forming in 2015 during a spontaneous trip up to New Zealand’s west coast, LEISURE quickly gained attention with their self-titled debut album. Released in 2016, LEISURE peaked at #2 in the NZ charts and received worldwide critical acclaim. The album also included a notable collaboration, ‘Nobody’, with US rapper GoldLink. Now with over 200 million streams to their name, they’re going the distance, at their own pace, in their own way.
With the release of their anticipated ‘SIDE B EP’, LEISURE continue their output as an undeniable force in the scene.
LEISURE – SIDE B EP Tracklist
- ‘Take You Higher’
- ‘Visions of You’
- ‘Miles Away’