Empire Of The Sun have completed their third album Two Vines and it will feature some impressive names.
Empire of the Sun ‘Two Vines’ will feature pianist/arranger Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, from David Bowie’s Blackstar band. Wendy Melvoin from Prince’s Revolution is also on the record as it Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.
“There was an image we talked about very early on with this record, before we wrote the title track, Two Vines, and that was this image of a modern city overtaken by jungle, almost like mother nature taking back the planet,” says Nicholas Littlemore, the co-pilot with Luke Steele of this fantastic vessel of electro-futurist sound and vision. “All the buildings will turn back to sand. All it will be is nature again. We wanted to make something that reflected the beauty of that.”
Two Vines was recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles. The album is co-produced by Empire Of The Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, The Killers, Mika), alongside long term collaborator, Donnie Sloan (Midnight To Monaco).
“Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea,” says Luke Steele of sessions at Honolulu’s Avex Studios — where Kanye West holed-up to make My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. “That was the catalyst for me. I’d spend the morning surfing then roll in and make music into the night.”
Empire of the Sun Two Vines will be released on 28 October, 2016.
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