Following his surprise return to the limelight with the release of “Just Imagine” last month, Peter Kember aka Sonic Boom is back with yet another hypnotic cut titled, “The Way That You Live”, from his upcoming full-length project. And like the dazzling “Just Imagine”, his latest offering transports listeners into the ether of his brilliance, which has graced the likes of Beach House and MGMT in the past.
As Kember placidly and repeatedly sings “Make it about, the way that you live / Make it about the love that you give,” listeners are treated to a highly textured realm made possible through a thoughtful mix of analog and digital instrumentation, a formula which the legendary Spacemen 3 co-founder has worked to near-perfection for nearly four decades. Kember says about the track:
“I wanted to mix bright digital with chunky analogue. Certain instruments have something about their sound that touches me deep, and I’m always trying to focus as much vibe as I can into the songs.”
Accompanying this uplifting dreamscape is an equally hypnotic visual directed by Roland van der, which you can watch above.
Sonic Boom’s comeback record, All Things Being Equal is out June 5 on VIA Carpark Records.