Continuing her pursuit of warm and invigorating aesthetics that see her harness the textured allure of icons like Depeche Mode and Kate Bush, LOUISE BURNS‘ single, ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Used To’ marks another fresh and vibrant step forward for the artist at the helm. As the opening cut for her forthcoming full-length, her latest endeavour sees her channel a warm and tranquil vibe, perfectly elevated by her own captivating vocal performance throughout.
Speaking of the single, she said, “This is the first song I wrote for what became the album. I felt torn between writing something more gothic country like my older catalogue, or trip hop and sample based like the music I was listening to. Naturally it turned into both, which is a testament to the song’s story: an homage to my new found not really worrying about what people think my music, or me, might be, and focusing on what I like and what inspires me. Not feeling “it” like I used to is referring to the full body forward momentum I was feeling of getting over something that wasn’t good for me. Leaving behind your past, both physically and mentally, can be a glorious thing.”
Burns’ fifth full-length album ‘Element’ was primarily co-produced between Burns and Jason Corbett (ACTORS) at his Jacknife Studios in Vancouver, and also features collaborations with Colin Janz (Teset) and vocologist Carol-Lynne Quinn. The nine-strong track album was pieced together over a two-and-a-half-year span between Burns’ home and Mexico.
Of the album as a whole, Burns notes, “Element is a pop album for introverts. A soundtrack to accompany a trip into one’s inner world when the outside one isn’t cutting it.”
Louise Burns’ new single ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Used To’ is out now, followed by the release of her album ‘Element’ scheduled for Spring 2023… For now, why not check out the official video for the single below…