The collaborative track is the latest preview of Tempest’s fourth studio album, ‘The Line Is A Curve’, which comes out on April 8 via Fiction Records. Earlier this month, the writer and musician dropped the song ‘Salt Coast’ after releasing ‘More Pressure’ in January.
“Made a song with my good friend and mind-blowing artist Lianne La Havas,” Tempest explained of their latest offering in a statement. “So grateful for her voice in the world and on this record.
“A portrait of three people getting on with getting on. I just got to keep climbing.”
The soulful new single arrives with an accompanying official video by creative director Harris Elliott and director Thomas Alexander. You can tune in here:
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Tempest said that their forthcoming LP “is about increasing resilience and raising your threshold for tolerance and acceptance”.
“And it’s a very beautiful album, because so many people involved in making it are people that I’ve known and loved for a very long time,” the artist continued.
“I think that some of my other albums were coming from a place of real isolation and often despair. This album hopefully comes from a place where I’ve made some changes in my life. I’m trying to let go of some of that stuff. So maybe it’s a less lonely listen.”
Fontaines D.C frontman Grian Chatten contributed to two songs on ‘The Line Is A Curve’, and recently spoke to NME about the experience of working with Tempest.
“Kae is obviously a huge inspiration. Their lyrical style is incredible, and always will be. There’s an endless vase of lyrical ideas coming from them.”
Kae Tempest will showcase the record on a UK and Ireland headline tour this spring – you can find the full schedule and ticket information here.
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