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Montreal’s Bodywash sign to Luminelle, release new song “Eye to Eye”

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We’re beyond psyched and proud to announce the signing of Montreal band Bodywash, the project of songwriters Rosie Long Decter + Chris Steward, to Luminelle Recordings. The group’s beautiful debut full-length, on the horizon for later this year, is one of the most elegantly dreamy and intoxicating albums we’ve heard in quite some time, a timeless but undeniably modern union of swelling and emotionally moving dream-pop, indie rock, and shoegaze buoyed by exquisitely shimmery electronic elements, recalling everything from You Forgot It In People and vintage Souvlaki-era Slowdive to classic ’90s IDM and trip-hop. The band says about the magical, lushly layered lead track “Eye to Eye“:

“Eye to Eye” was conceived on a rainy September night back in 2017. When there’s a particular emotion I need to convey in song form, I’ll often stay in the same place, both mentally and physically, until that emotion hits a kind of saturation point. In the case of “Eye to Eye”, I think nearly the entire song was recorded in demo form that night. The song draws upon the idea that reciprocity governs all our interactions with the external world. Reciprocity is the lifeblood of all human relationships, whether romantic, platonic or somewhere in-between; “Eye to Eye” expresses what happens when that understanding is thrown off balance. I wanted it to feel like layers of synths and guitars woven in concentric circles, like a centre that can’t hold itself.”

Eye to Eye” is “out today on Luminelle. Listen below, and stay tuned for more from Bodywash coming very soon…

BODYWASH EYE TO EYE

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