LAS AVES EXPLAIN THE OBSCURITIES OF GEN Z ROMANCE ON ‘A CHANGE OF HEART’ VISUAL PART-PROD. BY GEOFF SWAN (C. XCX, GRIMES)

Las Aves returned in April this year with ‘You Need A Dog’ – a commentary on the modern break-up cure, which received support fromNYLON and KALTBLUT. Now they’re back with new single ‘A Change Of Heart’ – a direct (and succeeded) attempt at describing love-strewn melancholia with the riggings of generation Z.

Photo Credit: Victoria Hespel, Lucien Krampf

Photo Credit: Victoria Hespel, Lucien Krampf

Las Aves returned in April this year with ‘You Need A Dog’ – a commentary on the modern break-up cure, which received support fromNYLON and KALTBLUT. Now they’re back with new single ‘A Change Of Heart’ – a direct (and succeeded) attempt at describing love-strewn melancholia with the riggings of generation Z.

 

The trio’s acclaimed first album “Die In Shanghai”, which gained support from DIY Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, and was produced by Dan Levy of the Franco-Finnish duo The Dø, made a brash and lasting mark on the somewhat well-behaved and isolated pop scene. The outfit’s hybrid of happy-hardcore and pop was illustrated through a series of clips following groups of girls across the globe, including the memorable hit ‘N.E.M’, which followed the lifestyle of a group of Peckham-ites.

 

Since their debut, ‘the white birds’ have migrated all over Europe, playing stages at The Great EscapeLiverpool Sound CitySziget FestivalEurockéennes, and Vielles Charrues, as well as in China – true to their entrance-LP’s namesake – where they’ve showcased gung-ho guitars, electronic cavalcades and futuristic R&B, in their live sets.

 

Then, for the last year, Las Aves have immersed themselves in deep hibernation, in the crevices of a Parisian studio. Now, they return, emanating from glittery-pink waters, littered with silvery screws and weightless steel fragments, to take on – quite radically, like three cast-iron cupids – the theme of love.

 

Produced by the free electron of techno-hardcore Lucien Krampf (Casual GabberzOklou) and mixed by notable Brit Geoff Swan (mixed Charli XCX – ‘Pop 2’, ‘Number 1 Angel’Grimes – ‘Art Angels’), the new album “I’ll Never Give Up On Love Until I Can Put A Name On It” surprises with its unabashed originality, revealing rave spectres from the noughties, while invoking the cosmetic pop lamentations of the great American divas.

 

The translucid tones of Géraldine Baux detail the new single; “At the end of the song, I read a verse from a Catalan poem by Joan Salvat-Papasseit. It means ‘Nothing is miserly, because there's a song in each wisp of a thing’. That resumes pretty much the state of mind we were into when making the album: gathering the ashes of our f**ked-up love stories and making it into something beautiful to our own eyes.”

 

“We like the idea of hiding humour within drama… making pink lollipops laced with mercury.”

 

They tell us more about the concept of the new visual; “Shot by Jules Cassignol in Hong Kong, the romantic video is a (sad?) love story between two young girls that meet on a TV Show and eventually escape from it, to leave their love in the “real world”.

 

“A meteoric and yet cruel tale in the “Thelma And Louise” fashion, from true love to desperation. Or is it the other way around?”

 

The ‘A Change Of Heart’ visual will be available on all platforms from the 4th June 2019 and the new album ‘I’ll Never Give Up On Love Until I Can Put A Name On It’ will be released 30th August via Cinq7.