Even here at Hard Life we’re sometimes prone to the curious effects of nostalgia. It’s been already 4 months since Romare – real name Archie Fairhurst – bought his unique sonic signatures to Shapes, the packed, Hackney Wick warehouse for our first party.
And although the party will stay with us forever, the memories are beginning to fade. Fortunately, just as we were at our lowest ebb, we received the second track from his upcoming sophomore album ‘Love Songs: Part Two’ – ‘Je T’aime’.
Following first single ‘Who Loves You’, Je T’aime harkens back to disco’s roots. The interplay of driving synth work with the hushed, sultry vocals, plucked guitar loop and stomping beat to propel the track to its tumultuous climax and into a fully-realised dance floor pleasure.
On the album ‘Love Songs: Part Two‘, released November 11th via Ninja Tune, the British Dj & producer has taken the time to develop the cut and paste sampling styles used on his critically acclaimed breakthrough record Projections. Incorporating monophonic synthesizers and extensive live instrumentation, he’s targeted a broader spectrum of samples, adding disco and psychedelic to his signature folk/jazz persuasions.
Continuing the theme of love viewed through an uninhibited lens, the album is a showcase of his unique style and proves once again why Archie’s one of the most exciting and distinctive producers today.
Pre-orders for the album are available here.