NYC’s electronica/pop duo, Tempers return with hypnotizing new single, “The Use of MyBelonging” which was recorded in their bedrooms across Manhattan during quarantine and the rise of the Black Lives Matter protests. “Watching inequalities intensify to unethical extremes, as systems of power swerve into nightmarish realms of greed, brutality and oppression inspired the song,” explain Tempers’ Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper. “The song is about the hope that love will prevail in an era of post-truth, that the return to love is somehow natural and inevitable.”
Throughout the years Tempers have carved out their own niche within indie, electronica and synth-pop circles. Their sound is about exploring tonal and emotional tension as much as it is about actual tracks or singular moments. Adrenalizing and spellbounding landscapes layer mechanical and sensual impulses, as Golestaneh’s crystalline vocals weave fever dreams of yearning and alienation.
Informed by both Golestaneh’s involvement in musical performance and visual art and Cooper’s electronic production resume, as well as their time in the States and abroad, Tempers operate as a multi-disciplined entity in the spirit and ethos of Factory Records. The two describe their creative process as a telepathic kinship they’ve developed since they started making music together: “We have these sort of unspoken criteria when we’re writing music. We never really need to explain what that is but we both know when it’s missing or when we’ve hit it.”
“The Use of My Belonging” is available today via Dais Records. 2020 brings more new music from Tempers – stay tuned.