Last week, Judah & the Lion frontman Judah Akers shared via social media that he was set to launch new project Pink Laundry and today he’s shared the first single – “Like It Like This” – which is out now and can be streamed or purchased on your preferred streaming service.
Akers was spending time recording at his home in Nashville after Judah & the Lion wrapped up the band’s massive 2019 Pep Talks Worldwide Tour, which hit 32 states and 9 countries in support of their third LP Pep Talks – released last Spring. Pink Laundry was born from those home sessions, as Akers explains: “I had this moment where I was making a lot of music that I loved but didn’t feel like it fit into the Judah & the Lion story. So instead of forcing something — I realized that I also just love bat shit crazy electric rock music.”
“Like It Like This” sees Akers collaborating with producer & engineer Drew Long along with musicians Garrett Tyler (percussion) and Hannah Tyler (violin) – all close friends and part of the Judah & the Lion family. “Adding the violin to rock songs felt fresh and real to me,” Akers said, “I guess in some ways I can’t leave the authenticity that an organic instrument brings. And being close with Hannah and Garret and them being married—- the chemistry was there from the start.”
He continues, “It’s fun making music that has no boundaries, no pressure, and complete child-like recording. Making these rock songs up in my loft at the house will be something that I’ll never forget. I felt like a kid — not overthinking anything. Just letting music be music was the most exhilarating thing ever.”