Empire Of The Sun’s latest single, “To Her Door,” breaks down regret and atonement after an argument with a beloved in uncomplicated terms. “I feel better when we are together, I know it’s simple but I don’t care/ I try to say the things to make up for the mess I’ve caused,” vocalist Luke Steele affirms. The duo has traded in their space suits and trademark electronic vibrations for misty vocals and an acoustic background that conjures the images of horses roaming over rolling hills. This dramatic transition is due to the duo’s collaboration with Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsay Buckingham.
Steele and Empire’s other half Nick Littlemore talked to NPR about the impact of their recording environment at Island Sound Studios in Honolulu where they worked wonders with Buckingham. The lush atmosphere of the tropics evoked a sense of comfort, Steele explained: “In Hawaii, our hotel on the beach had a giant banyan tree that stretched from the lawn into the living room. It felt like being a part of nature again.” Empire Of The Sun’s forthcoming album, Two Vines is due out next month, and we already heard its title track and first single “High And Low.” Listen to “To Her Door” below.
Two Vines will be out 10/28 on Astralwerks.