Hackney four-piece Zola Blood have announced new single Play Out as the follow up to their highly celebrated 2014 debut EP Meridian.
Fresh from supporting Boxed In on their U.K. tour, the band have returned with the first of a two track EP Play Out, it chronicles a late night meeting over a wave of tumbling synthesizers and pounding beats; a rich, denser sound than anything on the Meridian EP. The track draws from techno influences while setting the ethereal vocals of Matt West against a sea of vocal samples and arpeggios. Recorded between London and Leeds with veteran producer Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Ghostpoet, Darkstar) the band had a room full of vintage synthesizers to play with during the creative process – “We wanted every sound on the tracks to be totally unique – we even put the drums through a modular synth.”
Have a listen below.
Full of almost jazz like coolness, the song is the perfect listen when you need an escape on a busy day, or just needing a moment to chill.
Play Out will be released via Pond Life Songs on September 4th.