JESSY LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM LOVE HALLUCINATION OUT 7/28 VIA HYPERDUB
Jessy Lanza announces her new album, Love Hallucination, out via Hyperdub on July 28heralded by new single “Midnight Ontario,” featuring a music video directed by Infinite Vibes. With her most recent release, “Don’t Leave Me Now,” and a busy tour schedule with Yaeji, the dance music mastermind is primed to give us a look into a bolder, more authentic Jessy.
Produced by both Jessy and Jacques Greene, “Midnight Ontario” is a dramatic and open hearted song, with vocals in R&B ‘diva’ mode. It’s skippy production and phrasing nods to both 2 step and Janet Jackson balladering, with just enough strangeness in its big chords. Lyrically, it’s an imploring call for her lover to step up to her own passion, with a nod to Roy Batty’s famous last words, revisited to express her fear her love is going unnoticed and unmatched.
Director Infinite Vibes shared his thoughts behind the video: “I’m mostly trying to accentuate what I felt from the song which has a beautiful, hazy atmosphere that’s sometimes strangely unsettling – along with homages to LA & Ontario, with references to real life events that are rendered in a dreamy way. It’s based around a technique which I’ve been honing for a couple of years which involves creating 3D animations and augmenting them through AI, in this case Stable Diffusion. It’s been a really fun one to make and I can’t wait to hear the track nice and loud on some dancefloors.“
Jessy calls Love Hallucination her “trust fall,” having just moved from the Bay Area to sunny LA, the singer-producer steps into a newfound confidence and personal authenticity. The album’s sleek and evolved sound is a breath of fresh air, facilitated by producers Jacques Greene, David Kennedy, Jeremy Greenspan, and Marco ‘Tensnake’ Niermeski expanding her production toolbox. From club-ready songs to more downbeat and sultry works, Love Hallucination reminds us of falling into depths of love but being self-assured enough to trust one’s instincts.
Leading up to Love Hallucination, Jessy’s kept busy performing for A Club Called Rhonda, Pitchfork Live at Coachella 2023, All Points East festival in the UK, and Montreal’s own Igloofest. This spring she accompanied Yaeji on a US tour and this summer will appear at Pitchfork Festival London. Pitchfork says recent single “Don’t Leave Me Now” “pushes Lanza into the zone of big-tent favorites” while Resident Advisor says it “comes out sounding triumphant and self-assured, a slice of glittery synth pop heaven.” Jessy’s last album, All TheTime, was released in 2020, garnering year-end accolades from Pitchfork, Paste, Gothamist, and Beats Per Minute.
Upcoming Live Dates
20 May – Brooklyn — Elsewhere Rooftop [DJ Set]
3 June – Toronto — Boiler Room @ Woodbine Park
11 Nov – London – Pitchfork Festival
12 Nov – Manchester – Yes @ Pink Room
15 Nov – Brussels – Botanique
19 Nov – Budapest – Akvarium Club
24 Nov – Berlin – Urban Spree
2 Dec – Barcelona – Nitsa
Jessy Lanza / Love Hallucination (Hyperdub)
1. Don’t Leave Me Now
2. Midnight Ontario
4. Casino Niagara
5. Don’t Cry On My Pillow
6. Big Pink Rose
8. I Hate Myself
11. Double Time
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