Other People’s Live
Release: 15-02-2019 | Label: Memphis Industries
London dance band Stats are excited to announce the release of their debut album Other People’s Lives, which will be released through Memphis Industries on 15th February 2019.
Recorded at London’s prestigious RAK Studios, band founder and front man Ed Seed, and his full live band spent time tracking the live jams that would form the bones of this newest single, and the rest of Other People’s Lives. Ricocheting between 1970s art rock, 80s synth grooves and cosmic disco-pop, the band have already gained plaudits from Lauren Laverne at BBC Radio 6 Music, Elton John at Beats 1 and high praise from The Guardian, The Sunday Times, i-D, DIY Mag, and Q to name but a few early supporters. The aim at RAK was to ditch structure and embrace spontaneity. “This way you can capture the moment of inspiration,” Seed says. “The special energy of six people losing themselves in what they’re doing, and somehow synchronising into something none of them could have planned.”
The sessions produced funk-tinged pieces of electronic-pop that now accompany Ed Seed’s compelling storytelling of humanity, domesticity, routine, love, loss and new fatherhood. Other People’s Lives investigates the gaps in the stories we tell about our lives. Seed explains: “This album is about recognising that my life story is full of holes. The world encourages me to experience my life as a narrative: a story in which I am the lead character, going on a journey, moving towards the discovery and realisation of an authentic self. Other people’s lives are presented to me as coherent, relatable stories, full of passion and travel and wonder.”
Stats are a refreshing, modern band with a debut album that captures the now, the fleeting, the fickle and the forgotten – like that perfect moment lost on the dance floor – yet it presents it in a musical way that avoids being trapped to a time and place.