Italians Do It Better trio Desire, made up of vocalist Megan Louise, producer Johnny Jewel & Chromatics’ member Nat Walker, are sharing their first new single in nine years with new track “Tears From Heaven”, which is available across all digital platforms today.
The single premiered last week on the Spring Summer 2019 Chanel runway in Paris, which you can view here, and is the first glimpse of Desire’s new album, which is expected to be released next year.
Speaking about the new single, Megan Louise of Desire offered the following insight:
“”Tears From Heaven” is a song about crossing the divide between being a voyeur on the sidelines of your own life and taking action to make your own destiny. Heaven is a metaphor for life after death. A leap into the great unknown. If you never knock on the door, it will never open. In the song, the tears represent raindrops pouring down from the clouds washing away all of the dirt and confusion. The mundane obstacles of the daily routine are pushed aside for a clearer vision of what’s to come.”
Listen to “Tears From Heaven” here:
Johnny Jewel met Megan Louise in the late 00’s in Montreal and formed Desire with Chromatics/ Symmetry’s Nat Walker on drums & synthesiser. The band released their debut self-titled album in 2009 to critical acclaim and in 2011 their song “Under Your Spell” soundtracked the film Drive, which starred Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan.
Johnny Jewel has released a surprise LP Themes For Television online. The LP is set for physical release on June 29th (UK) via Italians Do It Better. You can stream the album in full here & also watch a new video for album track “Red Door”.
Watch “Red Door” here:
Listen to ‘Themes For Televison’ in full:
– Teams up with WeTransfer for premiere of “Ash To Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)”
– LP ‘Okovi: Additions’ out April 6th via Sacred Bones Records
Video By Chromatics. Windswept out worldwide May 10th on Italians Do It Better.
Here’s a Ricky Nelson’s “Lonesome Town” cover by Johnny Jewel’s Heaven project. Video by Chromatics. Heaven’s “Lonesome Town” EP Out May 10th. Get it here http://italiansdoitbetter.bigcartel.com
“It’s Not Enough” is the first track from the Heaven’s debut EP, out next month via Italians Do It Better. Produced by Johnny Jewel.
Video Directed & Filmed By Rene & Radka. Edited By Chromatics. Starring Hana Vagnerova.
The Hacker and The Key are out now on Italians Do It Better.
The world of Ghost In The Shell naturally echoes with a synthesis of automated sounds, industrialized textures and cyberpunk artistry. Johnny Jewel’s composition “The Hacker” begins with portentous ticking punctuated by electronic swells as it rises towards a cinematic break that’s as stunning as it is scintillating. The track which appears on Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Ghost In The Shell [Paramount Pictures via Kobalt Music Recordings]–due out on March 31–is now available with the album’s pre-order at: https://ghostintheshell.lnk.to/album
Listen to Johnny Jewel’s “The Hacker” now here:
From the pages of the original 1989 Japanese manga by iconic Masamune Shirow to the 2017 Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment’s big screen adaptation of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson as its heroine, this immortal tale seamlessly lends itself to the ebb and flow of electronic music. The complete track listing for Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Ghost In The Shell is:
01) Kenji Kawai- “Utai IV Reawakening” (Steve Aoki remix)
02) Johnny Jewel – “The Hacker”
03) Boys Noize – “Cathryn’s Peak”
04) DJ Shadow ft. Nils Frahm – “Scars”
05) Above & Beyond – “Surge”
06) IO Echo – “Aokigahara Forest” (Album Only)
07) Tricky – “Escape”
08) Ki: Theory – “Enjoy The Silence” (Album Only)
09) Johnny Jewel – “Free Fall”
10) Gary Numan – “Bed Of Thorns”
11) Johnny Jewel – “The Key”
12) Kenji Kawai- “Utai IV Reawakening”