California experimental/art pop artist/producer Art Feynman, aka Luke Temple, has dropped his new single “All I Can Do“, alongside an accompanying music video.
The track features on his forthcoming album ‘Be Good the Crazy Boys‘ due out on November 10 through Western Vinyl. Pre-order your copy here.
Until now, Art Feynman has strictly been a solo act, a way for Temple to explore surprising sonic landscapes without the burdens of identity. Slightly twisted takes on Kosmische musik, worldbeat, as well as art pop can be found scattered across the Art Feynman discography, but with Be Good The Crazy Boys, Temple fully immerses himself into pools of collective madness.
Recorded live in-studio with a full band, Be Good The Crazy Boys captures a spirit of restless anxiety, and also recalls the most frenetic work by Talking Heads, or Oingo Boingo at their darkest.
“Sonically, I was inspired by records that were recorded at the late Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas such as Grace Jones’ ‘Private Life,’ Lizzy Mercier Descloux’s Mambo Nassau, and Talking Heads’ Remain in Light,” Temple explains. Despite these callbacks, Be Good The Crazy Boys remains firmly rooted in modern concerns, with songs about fearing the end of the world and struggling with FOMO — narratives that would be relatable if they didn’t sound so completely unhinged.
“All I Can Do” swirls in shimmering synth, with percussion and guitar creating a groovy bed for the vocals. Temple says:
“It’s kind of about the butterfly effect we have on our own lives. What seems like a mistake in the past or present may inform some kind of success in the future. We are moved through life by much more than we are consciously aware of and most often only through making the mistake and suffering the consequence can the unconscious become conscious. Hence hindsight is always 20/20.”
Be Good The Crazy Boys Tracklist:
- Early Signs of Rhythm
- In CD
- Therapy at 3pm
- All I Can Do
- He Dances
- Passed Over
- Chasing My Life
- Desperately Free
- I Do
Photo Credit: Aubrey Trinnaman