Love Me is an album that takes Tomas Barfod's spirit of adventurousness and raises the stakes. Utilising a supporting cast that includes a string and brass section, and musicians like Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and long-term collaborator Nina K. on vocal duties, it's a multi-layered album that effortlessly pushes and pulls dance and electronic music into a myriad of different shapes.
Back in the summer of 2012, Tomas Barfod released his debut album under his own name, the sophisticated mesh of electronics that is Salton Sea. Lauded by the likes of Pitchfork, Dazed & Confused and Gorilla vs Bear, its success took Barfod slightly by surprise. Inspired by a move to LA and mainly written and recorded on the road, often in hotel rooms on his laptop, it was an album that was imbued with a sense of spontaneity and experimentation. Its success has paved the way for the forthcoming follow-up 'Pulsing', a single that continues this spirit of adventurousness but takes it to a whole new level.
With a supporting cast ranging from long-term collaborator Nina Kinert on the lovely electro-squelch of 'Pulsing', former Charles & Eddie legend Eddie Chacon on the twitching mesh of synths that is 'Happy', as well as enigmatic instrumentals like 'Tea Cup', 'Pulsing' effortlessly pushes and pulls dance and electronic music into a myriad different shapes.
A new album is planned for release later this Spring. More news to come soon.