Sleep Party People Shares "Fainting Spell" On The 405 | 'Lingering' Out June 2nd 2017 Via Joyful Noise Recordings

Sleep Party People Shares "Fainting Spell"  On The 405 | 'Lingering' Out June 2nd 2017 Via Joyful Noise Recordings
LISTEN & SHARE: Sleep Party People - "Fainting Spell"
"'Lingering', which will be released on June 2nd through Joyful Noise Recordings, is poised to be one of the year's best records. With a deft and intoxicating brand of dreamy pop, as well as collaborations from the likes of Peter Silberman from The Antlers and Beth Hirsch (best known for providing vocals on Air's masterpiece Moon Safari), Lingering has all the ingredients to be a smash success."
- The 405

"Captivation stands as a mark of true, substantial dream pop. More than eerie instrumentation and delicate melodies, musicians working in this genre (and tangentially) must truly capture the listener before taking them inward or upward, to sleep or to soar. Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz does exactly this. "
- Cool Hunting

"The new single for the album is the anthemic, widescreen “The Missing Steps” which comes with a rather gorgeous video."
- Brooklyn Vegan

"'The Missing Steps" is a glorious entry point...a warm and bright continuation of Batz’s space-like take on dream pop."

The 405 has shared "Fainting Spell", the second single from Sleep Party People's forthcoming album 'Lingering'. "Fainting Spell" follows the previously released track "The Missing Steps". Written, recorded, produced and performed entirely by Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz, 'Lingering' - featuring collaborations with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman & Air vocalist Beth Hirsch - is Sleep Party People’s fourth studio album, and the first release since 2014’s 'Floating'. Watch the video for "The Missing Steps" here. 'Lingering' is due out June 2nd 2017 via Joyful Noise Recordings

When talking about the song Batz says, "My old battered piano in the studio needed to be tuned and fixed. After the tuning session a lot of the strings broke and left the piano in a terrible condition. But I've always had a weakness for broken instruments. They can give you something unexpected and eventually something useful. The sample you hear in the beginning and throughout the song was recorded using the higher octave on the piano although it was out of tune and strings were missing. But it turned out to be very useful indeed, because this loop basically wrote the rest of the song. The piano loop and the awesome drums played by Anders Bach from Ice Cream Cathedral are just the backbone of the song and I'm absolutely honored to have him playing the drums on the whole album."

"The lyrics are about being the quiet boy in class and how dreadful it was for me to even speak out loud during class. I almost fainted every time I had to walk up to the blackboard and speak in front of everyone, because I was so terrified to fail or not deliver what was expected of me. Now I dwell much more in the person I have become although I'm still not a fan of being the centre of attention and speaking in front of a class. But I guess you get better at those things as you get older."

“A feeling of fear of the unknown. A fainting spell appears. Vertigo.”  


Though Copenhagen-based Batz & his 5-piece live band have become synonymous with the rabbit masks they wear during Sleep Party People live performances, 'Lingering' finds Batz shedding his guard to create some of the most personal and accessible material of his career. Whilst "The Missing Steps" and other moments on 'Lingering' engage demonstrably with bliss (also the woozy, unhurried not-quite title track, ‘Lingering Eyes’), it is nonetheless a record also concerned with anxiety and doubt, and the ways in which we cope with those insecurities that can persist through adulthood.


A personal high-water mark for Batz from 'Lingering' is the appearance of Air-collaborator Beth Hirsch, who guests on "We Are There Together". A longstanding fan of classic album Moon Safari, he was left tongue-tied when Hirsch contacted him out of the blue, seeking out a collaboration. Whilst 'Lingering' is enriched by several such artistic collaborations - with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman also providing choir arrangements on "Dissensions" - it is equally shaped by Batz’s famously eccentric collection of instruments. "Salix And His Soil" came about when Batz bought an old organ; “When I turned the organ on for the first time, it started playing this crazy fast Super Mario Brothers-ish beat and loop by itself. I got hooked straight away and started jamming along”.  Elsewhere, "Fainting Spell" rests entirely on a piano loop played out on the snapped wires of his battered old studio piano.

On 'Lingering’s' album-closer "Vivid Dream", Batz sings of ‘Beating down my own door. Aiming to be flawless and without any mistakes’. Flawed or otherwise, in 'Lingering', he has unmistakably created a thing of stark beauty.

You can pre-order the album here!


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Tracklisting 'Lingering' -

1. Figures
2. The Missing Steps
3. Fainting Spell
4. Salix And His Soil
5. Lingering Eyes
6. Dissensions (Feat. Luster)
7. Limitations
8. The Sound Of His Daughter
9. The Sun Will Open Its Core
10. We Are There Together (Feat. Beth Hirsch)
11. Odd Forms
12. Vivid Dream