Laura Groves has unveiled a new single, ‘D 4 N’, featuring vocals from Sampha. It’s lifted from her upcoming LP Radio Red – out August 11 via Bella Union – and comes paired with a self-directed video. Check it out below.
“’D 4 N’ is about the promise and possibility of escape and the problems that catch up with you after you think you’ve pushed them away,” Groves explained in a press release. “I’ve often felt pressure to maintain a strong exterior – this song is a reminder to keep moving through the barriers and find the pleasure in dreaming, living and sharing all that we have to offer ourselves and each other.”
Speaking about the album, she said: “I’ve always been very sensitive and open to what’s happening around me, and also struggle with the sheer amount of noise sometimes. There was a radio tower on the hill opposite the house where I grew up – I would look out at the network of streetlights winding up towards it and it all had a sort of mystery to me. It was a kind of escapism and a comfort, with an undertone of melancholy that was hard to put into words. I think that glow, that strange feeling, is what I’m always searching for and exploring through making music and artwork.”
Sampha recently returned with ‘Spirit 2.0’, his first solo track in over six years.