In anticipation of their new artist album ‘Needledrop’ next month Session Victim have released one of the new singles from it ‘The Pain’. Check out the music video for the new release and where you can catch them playing live next month…
Following the announcement of their forthcoming 11-track album ‘Needledrop’ via ‘Night Time Stories’, Session Victim today release the next single and music video for ‘The Pain’ along with unveiling a string of both live and DJ set tour dates.
As accomplished producers, Session Victim have been intent on delivering a characteristic body of work for uninterrupted play. With ‘Needledrop’, Session Victim have landed with significant inspiration from the lavishly textured and subtly layered jazz and soul compositions that found their way into late 90’s trip hop. Fusing an array of live instrumentation and organic melody, ‘The Pain’ incorporates electronic touches whilst skillfully holding intact a chugging groove, bringing listeners on a hypnotic journey complimented by an echoed soothing vocal sample.
“‘The Pain’, which we wrote at Hauke’s place in Berlin, was one of the last tracks on the album to come together. Right from the start this one had a different vibe that we felt was an essential piece to the overall record, channelling something more serious and urgent but ultimately uplifting” – Session Victim
Directed by Peter Malla, the accompanying video offers a visual representation for the context of the track. Delivering an intimate and cinematic piece shot across London containing an ever-pressing theme and sense of perseverance, optimism and gaining strength through adversity and pain.
“The story follows an injured skateboarder as he struggles through the process of healing. Through his physical impairment, his other senses become heightened, bringing a strengthened awareness and grounding, highlighted in the garden scenes. What he gains from his experience, ultimately builds him into a stronger skateboarder, once he’s back on the board” - Peter Malla
German duo Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling, are no strangers to releasing quality, long-format albums. Whilst riding through a discerning community of DJs, the pair have previously released three albums on tastemaker label ‘Delusions Of Grandeur’ culminating in 2017’s ‘Listen To Your heart’. ‘Needledrop’ is their fourth studio album and is set for release on ‘Night Time Stories’, the London based sister label to the coveted ‘LateNightTales’. The release marks a notable shift towards the downtempo dynamic of fellow masters of the LP format, such as Nightmares on Wax and DJ Shadow, artists that have played a strong influence in Session Victim’s varied output over the last decade.
:: Watch the video right here
:: Pre-order 'Needledrop'
MARCH 2020 TOUR DATES
Here is where you can find Session Victim playing next month.
Friday March 6th – Good Room, Brooklyn (DJ Set)
Friday March 13th – Public Works, San Francisco (Live & DJ Set)
Saturday March 14th – Midnight Lovers, Los Angeles (DJ Set)
Friday March 20th – Rhythm Section, Bussey Building, London (Live)
Saturday March 21st – Mojo, Hamburg (Live)
Tuesday March 24th – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (Live)
Wednesday March 25th – Atlas, Aarhus (Live)
Saturday March 28th – Sacre, Paris (Live)
:: Tickets available here