Extra Life’s beautifully voiced Charlie Looker has announced a debut solo album “Simple Answers”, the album release date is June, it will come out via Last Things Records, he’s unveiled a first single Ritual Fire, you can hear it here, the song can be found further down this very page,,,
“This song could be about fascist brainwashing and occultism, or it could be about the dangers of certain drugs. Either way, I’m singing about how the flames of certain inhuman, amoral forces can set ablaze and control the psyche of certain kinds of people. Demonic possession, black magic, it’s all very real.”
After a decade of accolades for his work leading underground bands spanning the experimental, indie and metal scenes, Native New York composer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Charlie Looker arrives with a highly experimental concept album — his most ambitious project to date and the first record under his own name.
Featuring a 17-piece chamber orchestra and four years in the making, ‘Simple Answers’ materialized as a piece of crossover art music as complex and severe as both the city and the times, in which it was created. Fans of Scott Walker, Leonard Cohen, ANOHNI, Arthur Russell, Zola Jesus and Hildegard von Bingen will resonate with this radical form of dark orchestral pop. As a text, the album will appeal to those eager to confront today’s fascist psychic currents in a nuanced way, lest those currents consume the world with the simple answer of their flames.
More details via www.charlielooker.com