Today, The Love Language premiered "Calm Down," the debut single from their forthcoming new album Ruby Red.
In their track premiere, Pitchfork wrote, "the tune's anthemic in a small-room way, with some murky guitars, glockenspiels, and a jammy back half to suggest that the Love Language's sound is still expanding." Stereogum described the song as "a lush but driven piece of songcraft, one that bursts with harmonies and pianos but doesn’t OD on twee adrenaline."
Listen & share "Calm Down" now via Merge SoundCloud
Gone are the days of a Love Language as a selfish salve for perpetual heartbreak. Ruby Red produces new standards for the Carolina pop songbook, finding The Love Language as an extroverted community art project made by responsible citizens of a loosely packed scene who know that Stuart McLamb will match whatever they contribute.
Pre-order Ruby Red now on CD or LP in the Merge store. The first 250 preorders will receive a free, limited edition 11-track cassette titled Black Mountain Demos. All preorders will include a poster and will ship to arrive on or around the release date of July 23. In the meantime, keep up with the Love Language on Twitter and Facebook.