i met the songwriter Ilsey Juber one day a little while back. we actually linked to work on some Silk City stuff.
i was supposed to be working on my own album too (the follow up to Uptown Special) but i had no idea what to do or where to start or what i wanted to say. so i was doing alot of procrastinating. i was, shall we say, a little shook.
anyway, after a long, fruitless day of writing over some tracks i had lying around, i decided i had kind of had enough and
was gearing up to leave for the night. with a slightly frustrated but also “never say die” attitude, Ilsey asks if i want to try one more idea.
in my head i’m thinking, “no. i actually want you to leave so i too can go home and hang with my dogs” but i nod “ok”.
so i start playing some chords, and they feel a little more interesting than what we’ve been doing and she immediately starts singing this wonderful haunting/soulful melody and my hairs stand up a little. within half an hour, we have the first verse and pre chorus of “late night”. within a week or so, Lykke shows up to the studio and we all finish writing the tune together. when she came up with the phrase “late night feelings”, i knew pretty much right away that’s what the album would be called.
i remember the excitement of feeling that this was the first piece of music i had worked on in ages that seemed to point in a new direction,
it was weirdly telling me, ‘hey, this is what your new album needs to feel like”.
somber sexy dancey spooky lustful longing but still fun somehow.
a year or so later, i now have a whole album of “somber sexy dancey spooky lustful longing but still fun somehow” songs
with some of the most talented, unique, important singers of this era. some of my absolute favourites. heroes.
so check out the song that started it all.
“late night feelings”. X 📸 @jacobbix - 5 days ago