The beauty of meeting and parting…
- Love X Stereo’s first EP of 2015, [We Love We Leave, Part 1]
South Korean indie duo, Love X Stereo (LXS) has released their newest EP [We Love We Leave, Part 1].
With its unique dreamy electro-rock music, the band had since its debut in 2011, initially generated a definite buzz from overseas fans and critics. However, with continuous participation in international festivals such as South By Southwest, CMJ Music Marathon and Culture Collide, the band has gained more recognition domestically as well. At the end of 2014, the band received the K-Rookies Finals’ Runner-up award (sponsored by Korea Creative Content Agency).
LXS started out as a one-of-a-kind experimental electro-rock band but now, the experiment is officially OVER - with [We Love We Leave, Part 1], the first EP to be released in 2015. LXS’s most important objective was to define their special identity within its own rich sound. It’s all about the 90s vibe, strong synth sounds, and refreshing vocals. Consisting simple yet insightful concepts about meeting and parting, the EP contains seven songs in total, two new songs and five deluxe editions of fan favorites.
The first track 'We Love We Leave' contains straightforward lyrics and melodies with a dynamic synth pop vibe, which fully exemplifies their values of love and farewell.
“We walk / We sleep / We play / We dream / We die / We breathe / We love / We leave”
Just like walking, sleeping, playing or breathing, meeting and parting are nothing more than just natural phases of our lives, which implies that neither love nor life can last forever. This lyrical honesty runs throughout whole EP, but [We Love We Leave, Part 1] is focused on warm ‘love', rather than cold ‘goodbyes’. Fourth track ‘My Anywhere’ - one of the most accessible dance tracks of the bunch - is the perfect example of this principle with plenty of love.
If you are already a LXS fan, you will get to enjoy the improved versions of favorites like ‘Chain Reaction’ and ‘Soul City (Seoul City’) even more, and if you are new to the band, you will be welcomed into a world of mystical intensity. But don’t forget that this EP represents a starting point of 2015. For Love X Stereo, 2015 is a new beginning. Throughout the year, fans will be able to expect many more of its simple yet sophisticated music.
released February 10, 2015
All tracks written, arranged, performed by LOVE X STEREO
Annie KO: lead vocals, synthesizers
Toby HWANG: guitar, bass, synthesizers, backup vocals
JongKil KIM: drum session
Produced by LOVE X STEREO
Recorded and Mixed at MOL Studios
Engineers: SangHyun CHO, Hye Seok OH
Mixed by JD LEE
Mastered at Sonic Korea
Engineer: CHEON Hoon
Assistant: SHIN Su Min
Art Direction by Vakki (playvakki.com
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