Darkstar Shares New Single "Amplified Ease"
The former Hyperdub affiliates of Darkstar have released a stream of a new single from their upcoming album News from Nowhere via YouTube, sending along with it a video of the band performing the song live. "Amplified Ease" finds the London-based trio tinkering with child-like toy samples, satisfyingly subtle bass, and the chanting of vocalist James Buttery. Talking about the song, the band says it was influenced by the recent documentary on George Harrison and "took an interest in how he approached 'My Sweet Lord' as a mantra rather than a song." Before News from Nowhere drops on February 5 via Warp, you can stream "Amplified Ease," as well as watch Darkstar play the song live, below.