Memphis LK returns with the instantly hooky, new dance-pop single 'Closer To You', alongside the deep instrumental track 'Make Yourself At Home'. Both tracks will feature on a brand new EP True Love And Its Consequences, which will be released on Friday 27 October via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
Beginning as a dreamy soundscape punctuated only by Memphis LK's sweet vocals, 'Closer To You' suddenly drops with an unflinching beat. Its hook-laden chorus gives way to Memphis' sax solo, the highlight of the hyperthermia-inducing video clip.
"I wanted to make a song that you put on and feel instantly uplifted, capturing that euphoric and nostalgic emotion of dance music from the early/mid 2000s - pure feeling and fun," shares Memphis. "For the video, I had a very specific vision of a sexy volleyball tournament in the snow, and despite the entire cast being in bikinis in a literal snowstorm and having to run back to heated cars to warm up in between takes, we actually managed to pull it off."
It pairs with the dynamic club instrumental 'Make Yourself at Home' which is also released today.
True Love and Its Consequences sees Memphis LK at her most concise and developed, sitting comfortably at the intersection of underground club and bubbly pop music. Conceptualised between the UK and Australia, True Love and Its Consequences is Memphis’ second EP for the year, channeling pure feeling and boisterous fun over five tracks of emotive dance music ranging from the introspection of Burial to the brightness of Charli XCX. That sense of instant euphoria is abundant on 'Closer To You', a true love ballad echoing the nostalgia of dance music from the early 2000s. The duality of love is expressed in full through the duality of Memphis LK, her artistry communicating a range of feeling through her unique approach to music.
As a producer, songwriter, vocalist, and DJ, Memphis’ approach echoes the bedroom pop sentiment of the 2010s with an intentional dance spin, a DIY artist in full control. Memphis is part of a diverse new wave of pop artistry, inspiring those around them and the next generation with artistic agility and plurality. She seeks to elevate femme voices like her own, who deserve to be seen for all that they are without being boxed in as women in dance music often are.
This year alone, Memphis has taken the stage at Splendour In The Grass, supported pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen, had her face lit bright in New York's Times Square following her debut EP Too Much Fun, released a collaboration with Mona Yim, and continues to build her burgeoning fanbase in the UK and Europe with her debut international shows, including performances at The Great Escape UK and the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris. Memphis is more than on her way to building a plural sonic world, her music carving paths into design, performance, fashion, and videography. On True Love and Its Consequences, Memphis LK already feels larger than life.