Jape are back! The Dublin trio of Richie Egan & Co. make a welcome return with brand new single ‘The Heart’s Desire’, the first taster from their fifth album, This Chemical Sun.
Recorded in Malmo, Sweden where Mr. Egan has been living since 2012, it is penned in for release in January 2015 and will follow-up 2012’s Choice Music Prize-winning album Ocean of Frequency. ‘The Heart’s Desire’ is a gorgeously infectious slice of shimmering electro-pop. An intoxicating blend of soft vocals and exquisite harmonies are complemented by hazy, swirling synths and shuffling beat that serve to both soothe and uplift. Spurred on by a propulsive bassline, this is forward-moving synth-pop with a Hot Chip-esque electro swagger, while also remaining unmistakably Jape. This is Jape at the very height of their powers, doing what they do best; mixing it up and eking out a sweet spot between live band and electronic sounds. A fabulous and compelling insight to what we’ve got coming our way in January.
The Chemical Sea will be released in January, while ‘The Heart’s Desire’ is released on November 3rd through Faction. Stream it below.