“We grew up listening to a lot of different music. A lot of jazz and fusion. A lot of French music, especially Serge Gainsbourg and electronic music like Daft Punk, Justice, Phoenix and Basement Jaxx,” explains Ulrik who goes on to cite hip-hop, funk, soul, RnB and the film scores of composer Hayao Miyazaki among the pairs’ shared influences referenced on the upcoming EP.
“It’s pretty varied, but still very Lemaitre-ish,” he continues. “We worked with a female singer for the first time (Tennessee-born vocalist Lolo who previously featured on Panic! at the Disco’s ‘Miss Jackson’). We also got a feature from one of our favorite rappers Chuck Inglish from The Cool Kids.
The four-track EP includes the critically acclaimed single ‘High Tide’ (Interview Magazine calls the track “crisply produced” and “beautiful” while Earmilk calls its chord progressions “unrivalled” and its production value “out of this world) plus three brand new tracks; the disco-infused ‘Wait’ feat. Lolo, the danceable soul-guided funk of ‘All I Need’ feat Chuck Inglish, and the playful pop of ‘Go’ which features bouncing synths across gliding guitars.
In addition to the EP release, Lemaitre is set to play a series of headline North American club dates beginning July 22nd in Washington D.C. The band’s live show is as ambitious as its music; consisting of three self-designed light installations complete with 3D animations. Following the headline dates, Lemaitre will join Astralwerks label-mate Porter Robinson as support for the massive 40+ date Worlds North American tour beginning August 28th. See the full schedule below.
LEMAITRE ‘SINGULARITY’ NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR