Following on from the release of her highly-praised take on the classic Depeche Mode anthem ‘See You’ in November last year, the Vancouver producer/songwriter and mellow-soundist LOUISE BURNS continues the support for her eagerly-awaited fifth solo album ‘Element’ with the divinely atmospheric new offering ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Used To’.
Continuing her quest for warm and energising themes that find her incorporating the tactile allure of the iconography employed by artists such as Kate Bush, ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Used To’ signifies another vivid step forward for the artist. Her current endeavour, as the opening cut for her next full-length reveals, sees her channel a pleasant and serene mood, superbly elevating her own vocal performance.
heart-balmed velvet, with cranberry flavours & scrumptious tunefulness…Raw Ramp Music Magazine
Set amongst brush-footed leafwing rhythms, the voice on ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Used To’ is mannered & heady and smoothly introduced like heart-balmed velvet, with cranberry flavours, and scrumptious tunefulness. The sounds are so compelling they’re almost lickable!
Speaking about the new release, she said, “This is the first song I wrote for what became the album. I felt torn between writing something more gothic country like my older catalogue, or trip hop and sample based like the music I was listening to.”
“Naturally it turned into both, which is a testament to the song’s story: an homage to my new found not really worrying about what people think my music, or me, might be, and focusing on what I like and what inspires me.
Element is a pop album for introverts…
Not feeling “it” like I used to is referring to the full body forward momentum I was feeling of getting over something that wasn’t good for me. Leaving behind your past, both physically and mentally, can be a glorious thing.”
Burns’ fifth full-length album ‘Element’ was primarily co-produced between Burns and Jason Corbett (ACTORS) at his Jacknife Studios in Vancouver, and also features collaborations with Colin Janz (Teset) and vocologist Carol-Lynne Quinn. The nine-strong track album was pieced together over a two-and-a-half-year span between Burns’ home and Mexico.
Of the album as a whole, Burns notes, “Element is a pop album for introverts. A soundtrack to accompany a trip into one’s inner world when the outside one isn’t cutting it.
Louise Burns’ new single ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Used To’ will be available on 20th January, followed by the release of her album ‘Element’ scheduled for Spring 2023.