KEN MODE – Loved – September 4, 2018
Posted on September 4, 2018
More information about Loved
KEN mode are now streaming their entire new album ‘Loved’ in full, which has been released worldwide release on August 31st, 2018. Listen to the record at the link below.
‘Loved’ is exclusively streaming via Metal Hammer.
Regarding the album, Jesse Matthewson comments: “With ‘Loved’ our entire album was influenced by the cover piece – ‘Happy Person Having a Pleasant Conversation in Public’, which Randy debuted Sept 26, 2016. We knew from the moment he posted it that we needed this to be the cover to our next work – ‘Loved’, which we had earmarked shortly after we’d finished recording ‘Success’. For Randy, we know the piece is a bit of an encapsulation of his relationship with sleep paralysis, but for us, it’s come to represent the face of ‘responsible’ adult life in 2017/2018. In late 2016 he printed stickers for the piece, just as a bit of a promotion – but I kept one of these stickers on my dresser from that moment on…our eyes meeting every morning upon my waking; every day, for the entire year we worked on ‘Loved’. I felt like this ritual encouraged an artistic arms race, where we had to create an album that would live up to the ecstatic nastiness of this image. We were also just generally fed up with much of what life in 2017/18 has come to represent, working in the music industry in general, and wanted to create something wholly noisy and ugly, yet with an underlying humor – because if you’re not laughing these days, you’re probably crying..”
The unnerving cover art, created by Randy Ortiz, can be viewed together with the album details below.
‘Loved’ can be ordered in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.
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