Loving – ‘No Mast’

Loving reveal dreamy single ‘No Mast’ ahead of album release

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Loving image via Zoë Alma

Vancouver-based band Loving gifts us with the ethereal and enchanting ‘No Mast,’ the third single teasing their upcoming album, Any Light, set to release on February 9th via Last Gang Records/MNRK.

With a mesmerizing blend of breezy melodies and shimmering soundscapes, ‘No Mast’ captures the essence of hopeful love, inspired by Jesse Henderson’s exploration of James Hollis’ insightful critique of romantic love in The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other.

In Henderson’s words:

“I found this book all beat up and tucked under the couch in the studio. It offers an insightful critique of romantic love and the psychological forces that shape the way we love or fail to. I guess the song just stumbled along afterwards as kind of a reflection on it.”

This single follows the success of the album’s lead track, ‘Medicine,’ and the soulful closer, ‘Blue.’ Both tracks have amassed over 500K streams and earned a spot on Spotify playlists such as All New Indie, Front Page Indie, and Fresh Folk.

Any Light, available for pre-order, promises a musical journey filled with serendipitous inspirations. The duo, comprised of Jesse Henderson and David Parry, have crafted the album through free-flowing experimentation, resulting in a body of work that navigates complex themes such as romantic love, depression, existential uncertainty, and the impact of digitization on our lives.

The album’s creation took place at Risque Disque studio on Vancouver Island, signaling a significant expansion of Loving’s musical repertoire. Featuring a more elaborate sound than its predecessor, the album incorporates trumpet, timpani, vibraphone, strings, and organ, showcasing the band’s evolution. Despite venturing into new sonic territories, Loving maintains their poetic introspection and warm presence, making each track an immersive experience.

Loving are gearing up for a North American headline tour starting on February 23rd, covering various cities, including Los Angeles and New York City. The tour promises to be a celebration of their evolving sound and the mesmerizing stories embedded in their music.

Loving Tour Dates:

02/23/24 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern ^
02/24/24 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall ^
02/26/24 – Sacramento, CA – Hawlow’s ^
02/27/24 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall ^
02/28/24 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz ^
03/02/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent ^
03/04/24 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up ^
03/05/24 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar ^
03/06/24 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace ^
03/08/24 – Austin, TX – Far Out ^
03/09/24 – Dallas, TX – Tulips ^
03/15/24 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft ^
03/16/24 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle ^
03/17/24 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall ^
03/19/24 – Washington, DC – DC9 ^
03/20/24 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA ^
03/21/24 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge ^
03/22/24 – Boston, MA – Armory ^
03/23/24 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques ^
03/25/24 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern ^
03/26/24 – Detroit, MI – Pike Room ^
03/27/24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas ^
03/28/24 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club ^
03/29/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club ^
03/30/24 – Des Moines, IA – xBk ^
04/01/24 – Denver, CO – Meow Wolf ^
04/03/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell ^
04/04/24 – Boise, ID – Neurolux ^
04/06/24 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre ^

^/ Fog Lake supporting

With ‘No Mast’ paving the way, Loving invites us into their evolving sonic universe, promising an album filled with introspective charm and musical depth.

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