KAWALA return with their first 7” single ‘Pure Desire’/‘Loosen Up’ out via EMI Records.
The tracks are a beautiful distillation of the two sides of KAWALA’s songwriting. ‘Pure Desire’ is a driving, upbeat piece of soulful pop, showcasing the band’s intricate guitar lines and trademark harmonies. ‘Loosen Up’ on the other hand finds the band slowing things down to create a languid mix of acoustic guitars and delicate percussion, before building to a euphoric crescendo.
The band explain that “This is the first time we’ve released a 7” single with an A and B side so we were keen for the songs to have a strong link while offering different things sonically.”
Listen to ‘Pure Desire’ by KAWALA On the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
‘Pure Desire’/‘Loosen Up’ follows ‘Ticket to Ride’, released earlier this year, which was championed by the likes of Annie Mac and Jack Saunders at Radio 1 and has recently been included on the soundtrack to EA’s blockbuster FIFA 21 game.
The band are also one of the latest acts to be announced as patrons of the Music Venue Trust, a charity set up to help protect grassroots venues in the UK, something the band are incredibly passionate about. “It’s a complete honour for us to be made Patrons of this incredibly important charity to help campaign for the protection and funding of grassroots music venues.”
“The thought of losing venues across the country due to our politicians failing to prioritise the value in arts and “culture is a real concern for us as a touring band, and we need to make sure the venues and the”people that work in the sector are protected so that there is an industry to come back to.
“We will do everything in our power to support the amazing work that the Music Venue Trust do behind the scenes.”