Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Band Perry Double-Down On Non-Country Direction With Friday's Release Of Rick Rubin-Produced Coordinates

Artist: The Band Perry
Album: Coordinates
Label: Artrat
Release date: Sept. 21, 2018

The Band Perry are back and ready to release new music — and it’s unlike anything we’ve previously heard from them. Variety reveals that the former country trio will return this Friday with a five-song digital EP of electronic-based music called Coordinates.

The band teamed up with executive producer Rick Rubin for the project, which will be available on their own label, Artrat. It marks the first time the band has released more than a single in over five years, and Variety describes the sound as “so unapologetically electronic, it makes their previous couple of unabashedly pop singles sound like vintage Carter Family sides by comparison.”

“We’re just so proud of everything that we’ve spent the last little while building,” Kimberly Perry tells the publication. “And I think the other pervasive feeling is freedom to put out music in the way that we’ve always desired to — not just the sound of it, but even the construction how to get it out quickly and directly to the folks whose ears we’re reaching for.”

She adds, “I think so much of the dark period, if you will, was time spent constructively, and I really feel like everybody’s going to love it.”

Kimberly says the band was listening to “very minimal but big sounds” ahead of creating the EP, including German electronic music, rap superstar Kanye West‘s Yeezus and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor‘s side project, How to Destroy Angels.

“I think that the sound on the project is sort of like minimal brutalism — which, yes, was absolutely what we were feeling in our lives,” she notes, hinting at both professional changes as well as her recent divorce. “It was like, yeah, there’s some brutal things happening, but we’re all just moving toward simplicity and impact.”

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