Released: 1st February 2019
“Sometimes it’s hard to say how you feel,” says Jade Vincent. “These songs are very vulnerable stories for me to tell — they’re things I couldn’t say out loud. But I found that I could sing them. And then I closed my eyes when they would listen.”
Listening to Vincent’s songs were her partner, the producer/composer Keefus Ciancia, and the DJ and producer/composer David Holmes. Together, Vincent, Ciancia and Holmes make up Unloved, the musical project that evolved out of a late-night Hollywood bar in 2015 and released a stunning debut album the following spring. This year found them crafting the soundtrack to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s acclaimed new series Killing Eve, some of which made it way onto this album.
This autumn Unloved bring us their second full length record, HEARTBREAK, a record emboldened by its predecessor to be more emotionally exposed, more musically, lyrically, and vocally audacious. In the words of Holmes: “We just get together, had a load of ideas, and Jade went off and wrote and wrote. She got deep and deep. She has an amazing story. They are amazing songs. She excelled herself.”
To enter the world of Unloved is to surrender oneself to a great musical immersion, one that seems to occupy the space somewhere between past and present, where thoughts soften and ideas mingle with twisted Mancini-esque orchestrations, where music binds the dawn and dark.
Born of 60's girl groups, influenced by the great George 'Shadow' Morton, Jack Nitzsche, the soundtracks of Morricone, Nino Rota and the electronic sounds of Raymond Scott, the first Unloved album was one of our Albums of the Year in 2016.