To celebrate the release of their latest album Above Club, We Are The City have shared a brand new documentary about the making of the album itself as a live stream experiment… or so they say.
The Canadian three piece have described the documentary as “a candid and often absurd chronicle of a social media experiment… Experimenting with social media, disguises, no sleep, lying, and an angry Serbian landlord.”
We Are The City wanted to make social media as artistic as possible. As a result, they shut down all of their social media outlets to create a ‘blackout effect’, so they were nowhere to be found online. They told their fans that “Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter can be considered necessary evils that become destructive when overused”.
We Are The City’s latest album Above Club is quirky and experimental journey in sound, following on from their album, Violent, which was released earlier this year receiving praise from the likes of Drowned In Sound and The Line Of Best Fit.
The trio recorded the album via a live stream on their website throughout October, where fans could watch the band eat, breathe and sleep the writing and recording process.
The band’s latest single Kiss Me, Honey – from the album – is also available to watch on the band’s YouTube channel now.
With a blend of Cayne McKenzie’s tropical keys and distant ethereal vocals with Andrew Huculiak’s tribal drums and David Menzel‘s minimalist and atmospheric guitar, the trio create a whirlwind of music that elevates the listener to new heights. There’s also a strong message of positivity in the lyrics as, faced with the trials and tribulations of life, no matter how tempting withdrawal from the world can be, it’s important to power through and find the strength to carry on.
We Are The City are also talented directors, script writers and film producers, creating their own music videos and even their own film Violent. The band’s influences range from Deerhoof to Bowie and although this can be heard in their quirky, off kilter time signatures and whimsical melodies, they’ve very much carved out their own personal sound.
Above Club is out now via Sinnbus and is available to buy on iTunes.