HOMESHAKE SHARES “FADED” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM MIDNIGHT SNACK
“The crooning hooks are backed by funkafied bass line, while retro synths slowly drip through the track” – STEREOGUM
Homeshake, the pseudonym and solo project of Edmonton-born, Montreal-based musician Peter Sagar, shares woozy new single “Faded” this week with Stereogum. The new single coincides with the beginning of his North American tour, which kicks off tomorrow in Toronto.
“Faded” is the latest cut from Homeshake’s forthcoming sophomore effort Midnight Snack (due out 18th September on Sinderlyn (pre-order here) the follow-up to his 2014 debut In the Shower.
Midnight Snack was recorded this past winter with Jackson MacIntosh at the Drones Club in Montreal. Musically this time around Sagar trades in his guitar for synthesizers and a drum machine, developing vocal arrangements from loops he created for solo set. He pulled influence from house pioneers like Chip E and Mr. Fingers as well as Japanese pop starlets like Chiemi Manabe, slowing down the tempo with his own homemade drowsiness. The resulting collection is an eclectic tangle of personal anecdotes steeped in an everlasting reverence of D’Angelo and R Kelly.
Much of the record was written following Sagar’s dizzying time on the road as touring guitarist with Mac DeMarco, reflecting on the loneliness the plagued him towards the end of his run and the longing for life back home in Montreal. Sagar left the band to focus on his own music and to rebuild the infrastructure of his life. While many of the new tracks meander through anxiety and melancholy it is also a witness to a return to safety.
There is a reoccurring theme for Sagar of pulling inward throughout the record. He casts a wide net and fills it with a multitude of musical influences and international tour dates then slows it down a few tempos and builds something humble around it. Throughout the record he peppers in a deep appreciation for the meals prepared by his girlfriend Salina and the simple pleasure of a midnight snack before curling up in bed next to the person you love.
HOMESHAKE MIDNIGHT SNACK TRACKLISTING
1. What’d He Look Like
3. He’s Heating Up!
4. I Dont’s Wanna
6. Love Is Only A Feeling
7. Under The Sheets
8. Real Love
9. Move This Body
10. Give It To Me
11. Midnight Snack
“Give It To Me”