Today, LOW ISLAND release an exhilarating live video of: 'Don’t Let The Light In’. Watch the video here: The band's first new material in over a year, their latest single is followed-up with a propulsive live version in this new video.

Speaking about the session, Low Island say: ‘This video was shot in the same house the we recorded in the song in - a makeshift studio in rural France where we were recording just before the beginning of lockdown in March. We came back when restrictions eased and have been based here for a month working on new music and recordings. This particular room features in a lot of the new music - we used it to record everything from percussion, backing vocals, piano, synths and guitars - and it’s played a big part in binding the new material together, placing disparate sounds in one space. It’s also a space that is very emotionally resonant for us; it’s the place we’ve been to bookend this crazy year, where we’ve finished so much new music and now filmed live performances in. Don’t Let The Light In is a song all about trying to capture memories - this room has captured our 2020, the highs, lows and everything in between’.

Released on their own Emotional Interference label, 'Don’t Let The Light In’ received its first play on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6music show and is featured on FIFA’s 2021 soundtrack.

Fusing emotive synths, skittering guitars and propulsive electronics, the first version of the song was written 3 years ago: ‘It’s a song about trying to preserve the moment of falling in love, but ultimately being unable to’, explains singer Carlos Posada. Written, produced and engineered by the band, the song was finally finished earlier this year in remote France, the day it announced a national lockdown. A few hours later, they packed up their studio, travelling back through an eerily empty country to begin their own lockdown in the UK.

It was mixed by Matt Wiggins (Holy F**k, Porridge Radio, The Fat White Family) and is accompanied by artwork made in collaboration with cinematographer Ann Evelin Lawford (100 Vaginas, Ghostpoet, The Japanese House, Sam Fender). Taking inspiration from Wim Wenders’ film about dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, the photo is the first in a series exploring memory and male fragility.

As well as writing new material, the band spent lockdown learning everything they could about the music industry and, like so many artists, working out how to survive in the post-Covid landscape. Out of this was born their own label, Emotional Interference, with the intention of giving the band ‘the freedom to make whatever we want, to take risks, and to only have ourselves to answer to’.

Low Island is made up of singer and multi-instrumentalist Carlos Posada, producer Jamie Jay, bass player Jacob Lively and jazz drummer Felix Higginbottom. Their off-kilter electronics have been lauded by NME, Wonderland, The Independent, The Times, The Line of Best Fit and more. Their last EP featured in 6music’s Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson’s highlights of 2019, and was accompanied by a critically acclaimed UK tour in collaboration with Arts Council England. A full live performance from the tour is available here.


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