‘King City’ is dedicated to Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg – the hype around this band is so intense at the moment that Warpaint’s PR even replied to the track with “She feels very happy that they want her so much to be their girlfriend. Good luck chaps, swim onwards and upwards!”.
“Heads Up” was recorded after the band spent 2015 apart working on solo projects. Reuniting in January this year, the band started to work with producer Jacob Bercovici, whom they had worked on their debut EP ‘Exquisite Corpse’ – into the studio to begin work on the new LP.
The album was recorded in House on The Hill studio in downtown LA, their home studios and Papap’s Palace and for the first time ever, recorded in pairs and alone rather than as a full band.
“The doors were a little more open in terms of what was accepted and what wasn’t, because we were sharing ideas so rapidly between us. The roles that each of us individually had—or had established—were a little more malleable”, says the band drummer Stella Mozgawa of the recording process.
“Everybody was allowed to have their space, time and creative freedom with songs and figure out, ‘I wonder what the best notes would be? I wonder what the best would be to play?” says bassist Jenny Lee Linberg “Everybody got to sit and go, “What do I want to do to this? What’s my part? What’s my role? How can I make it the best?’”.