“A slice of propelling, electronic pop that’s ahead of the pack.” – Lucy Smith, triple j (Green Light)
“It’s a melting pot of pop, garage and bass-driven electro with Memphis LK showing exactly why she’s positioned as one of this year’s most exciting emerging acts.” – Purple Sneakers (Green Light)
“It is the kind of pop that makes you feel instant joy and highlights Memphis’s ability to create music that really stands out from the pack” – Women In Pop
“an ode to the long-lived yet never forgotten club space… the high energy track transforms your own bedroom into a club dance-floor.” – Earmilk (Green Light)
Today, Dot Dash Recordings & Remote Control Records are elated to share ‘Letters In Concrete’, the latest release from Melbourne based artist & producer Memphis LK.
Packed with powerful lyricism, dreamy synths and danceable lo-fi breaks, ‘Letters In Concrete’ sparks a new euphoric-pop direction for Memphis LK. Mixed by UK engineer Dave Emery (Madonna, Bjork, Sam Smith) and with additional production from Running Touch, this release signifies an artist staking her claim as a dance-pop force to be reckoned with.
Memphis says “I had the idea for this song one night during iso in Melbourne when I was walking in the rain. It’s about being separated from someone you love, which is something a lot of people are experiencing right now because of the pandemic. I feel like during iso I’ve come so far with my songwriting and production — I’ve been listening to more music and rediscovering pop and RnB influences from when I was younger — and this song feels like a massive level up for me.”
The single is accompanied by a fashion-forward music video filmed in Adelaide and directed & produced by NimaNabili Rad. It’s a striking visual composition showcasing an industrial and barren Australian landscape. The video shows an artist who meets at the intersection of pop, underground dance and fashion.
This is Memphis’ second release for 2020, following on from ‘Green Light’, which landed her in the triple j Unearthed ‘5-star club’ with the second highest star rating from presenters, as well as additions to Apple’s New Music Daily and Midnight City playlists.
It continues a series of singles from Memphis’ includingherDot Dash debut ‘Roses’, which gained support from triple j and triple j Unearthed naming her Unearthed Feature Artist in February 2020, as well as landing her the cover of The Sun-Herald’s entertainment guide as part of their “Ones To Watch” feature.
Memphis fell in sync with electronic music in her late teens, teaching herself Ableton and eventually combining early soul, pop and RnB influences with her love of underground UK garage, 2-step and breakbeat. 2020 has seen Memphis perform live at Pitch Music & Arts Festival and Loch Hart Music Festival, and she was recently announced as one of the BIGSOUND50.