NEW ALBUM 'OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES' - NEW SINGLE 'THE FAMILY BUSINESS'
Stats' debut album, Other People’s Lives, is out now on Memphis Industries. Check out singles Lose It and The Family Business below:
See Stats in the flesh in 2019 as follows:
17 April – Bermondsey Social Club, London TICKETS
27 April – Are You Listening Festival?, Reading TICKETS
7 May - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds TICKETS
8 May – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow TICKETS
9 May – YES, Manchester TICKETS
Singer Ed Seed says of the album:
"It’s an album about realising that my life story is full of holes.
The world encourages me to experience my life as a narrative: a story in which I am the lead character, going on a journey, moving towards the discovery and realisation of an authentic self. Other people’s lives are presented to me as coherent, relatable stories, full of passion and travel and wonder. But my story makes no sense: it is full of contradictions and formless subplots, and I barely feel like the same actor from one day to the next - let alone find any meaning in it. I find meaning when I lose my Self, in the moments it dissolves into unity with those other people: lying in bed with the person I love, dancing, caring for a baby, standing in a stadium crowd, drinking, reading - and playing music in this band. Dance music is unity music, music you can rely on and lose yourself in, for all those situations.
The songs were mostly assembled in a cut-and-paste style from long jams at a two-day session at RAK in London. We picked a tempo, and sometimes a simple starting idea, and played off the top of our heads for 10-30 minutes. Later I listened to the full recordings, cut out the best moments, and structured them loosely into songs. This way you can capture the moment of inspiration, the special energy of six people losing themselves in what they’re doing, and somehow synchronising into something none of them could have planned. I write words separately from music, just on my phone. I took the rough song assemblies one by one and thought about how the music felt, what kind of words and singing it seemed to suggest, and threw down all kinds of ideas to see what would land. Sometimes the songs came together really quickly - the basics of ‘Lose It’ took under an an hour - and sometimes they emerged slowly: ‘I Am An Animal’ took about a year to finish.
We hope you enjoy them. Ed x"