London-based experimental producer and composer, Leifur James announces the stunning, audio-visual offering, ‘AAID’, the second single taken from James’ eagerly awaited album “Angel in Disguise” due for release on the 24th April 2020 via Night Time Stories (sister label to the coveted ‘LateNightTales’).
Peppered with broken beats and disorientated pads, ‘AAID’, is a journey through broken memories. James’ own wistful vocals and ticking percussion give a sense of ruminating, travelling backwards in time. A hypnotic track married with an experimental, 3D video, ‘AAID’ traverses the nostalgic echoes of a splintered relationship, told by a series of intertwining memory scenes, directed and produced by Balázs Simon & Dávid Dell’Edera.
An aesthetically driven artist dedicated to marrying powerful visual backdrops with sonic explorations, this is the second time James has teamed up with Hungarian director, Balázs Simon; previously producing the critically acclaimed, ‘Wurlitzer’ project which saw widespread support from the likes of Boiler Room, CLASH, Motionographer, the UK and Berlin Music Video Awards, the London Short Film Festival, Dublin International Film Festival and more. The first of two incredible videos for ‘Angel in Disguise’, Dávid Dell’Edera, (Annecy International Animated Film Festival Winner 2016) joins the creative powerhouse for ‘AAID’. His inimitable eye for animation brings a whole new dimension to the captivating worlds James and Simon create.
An electronically steered opus, “Angel In Disguise” promises a masterful blend of harmonic vocals from James himself, nuanced electronic soundscapes and vibrant modular-based percussion, punctuated by bespoke visuals directed by Balázs Simon. This exciting project is expected to make waves and see James step up, exhibiting his discerning ear and painstakingly honed production craft on a seminal label.
Delving into the intimate UK and European venues to showcase his ever-evolving live show, James’ tour will kick off May 2020 in Copenhagen, before heading to Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Manchester.