While 80s club-ready anthems have undoubtedly been making a comeback over the past year, it’s about time we made way for the 70s… Something which Canadian artist Art D’Ecco delivers with finesse. Releasing the glam-rock track “Palm Slave”, he gifts us with a package sealed with dreamy synthesisers and raw vocals. Reminiscent of the sounds of David Bowie, Art D’Ecco submerges his listeners into an enigmatic soundscape, offering the perfect track to kick-start a night of mystery and debauchery.
“Palm Slave” ushers in a new era for the musician and songwriter, which sees him bringing his feisty vocals to new and blended genres of sound. Ahead of the release, we spoke with Art D’Ecco to understand what prompted his departure from his original soft-rock style, and what is next in store for the artist.
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What made you choose “Palm Slave” as the track that would introduce this new era of Art d’Ecco?
Palm Slave stares down the past with a healthy dose of paranoia. I wanted to introduce this era with a bit of chaos, to balance out some of the more accessible and melodic songs in the catalogue.
With the genesis of this new look/sound, where did you take inspiration from, and what prompted the change?
The previous look was my attempt at stripping the masculinity out of what I felt to be a ham-fisted genre of music. I was rebelling against the blues driven stubble-faced indie rock that surrounded me at the time. But that was nearly 8 years ago now. I’ve changed. I’ve grown older, and matured — and my music has evolved too. It was time to shed that image and start anew.
How does it feel to be putting out new material after a bit of time? Is it nerve-wracking, waiting for your audience’s reception, or are you excited to see what people think, above all else?
It feels like I’ve been soaking in a hot tub for too long. Making new music this past year was a satisfying, and often therapeutic experience, but it’s time to dry off and boogie. I’m excited to get back on tour and perform new material, and to connect with that energy once again.