NYC-based electronic/minimal synth/post punk producer/musician Black Light Smoke (aka Jordan Lieb) has released his catchy new single “Hearts Not Broken” featuring Léah Lazonick.
It’s the first taste of his upcoming debut album ‘Ghosts‘, due to be released in June via Scissor And Thread. Get it here.
Speaking about it, Jordan Lieb says:
“Hearts Not Broken is a story of fatal lovers trying to escape into the speed and danger of the night. It comes from my own soft spot for hopeless romance, dark clubs, addiction, and 80s movie cliches. The female singer, Léah Lazonick, has been my vocal counterpart for many Black Light Smoke songs, and was the only one I had in mind while writing.“
Take a listen below.
The album title, Ghosts, tells two stories. One is personal – an artist embracing the shadows of his past in order to move forward and complete a body of work. The second story is a search for the original meaning of house music – not just the usual sample, appropriation or casual nod to the originators of house – but a meditation on the living story of Black America in which house music is an inseparable chapter. Both stories are a reflection on grief and the transformation of trauma into celebration.