Track Of The Day: Landshapes – ‘Drama’

GIHE faves, and one of the first guests that we had on our radio show back in 2015, Landshapes have recently announced their long-awaited upcoming new album, set for release next month.

Taken from the album, new single ‘Drama’ reflects on the imbalance of emotional labour that’s often seen between men and women. Propelled by a steady, jazz-infused bass-line, it soars with a whirring synth-filled musicality and sweeping electro-driven hooks as the lustrous distinctive power of Luisa Gerstein’s vocals flows. With an uplifting, shimmering energy, it’s an utterly spellbinding soundscape that’ll captivate on first listen with its majestic funk-fuelled groove. Of the track, Gerstein expands:

“(it’s about) the imbalance of emotional labour that can happen between men and women, and in those instances all the work women often have to do to manage and protect fragile egos. The choruses offer something a bit more sympathetic…

Drama‘ is out now, along with accompanying single ‘Let Me Be‘. Both are taken from Landshapes’ upcoming new album, Contact, set for release on 20th November via Bella Union.

Mari Lane

Photo Credit: Coen Rees