It’s impossible to ‘Keep Back’ from Lupa J’s new single
Sydney electronic enigma LUPA J has just released her latest single, ‘Keep Back’, with an official video also included in the goodie bag. This new release gives us the first taste of her upcoming A House I Don’t Remember EP, stoking up our levels of excitement even more alongside her upcoming series of headline shows and BIGSOUND appearances.
‘Keep Back’ sees Lupa J’s trademark electronic bass and drums back in the driver’s seat, giving deeper into the domain of club vibes as they navigate through lush synth pads, swelling strings and soaring vocal lines.
This new track stands as an exploration of the ties that bind Lupa J to a needy friend, she explains. “I wrote ‘Keep Back’ after recognising a recurring pattern in my personal relationships & friendships where I would often end up giving all of myself to emotionally needy people, and in turn let my own issues slip by the wayside. It’s about realising that I’m the common element of it all – that maybe I throw myself into other people’s problems as a way to stay distracted. So I wrote myself as this manipulative, vampiric persona that draws people in to hurt me then flips the blame back on them – a kind of twisted but serious parody of myself.”
This self-directed video offering for ‘Keep Back’ shows a visual embodiment of this pseudo-self created in Lupa J’s narrative. Created alongside long-time video collaborator and film-maker Kathy Drayton, we see a new, darker side to the young songstress than what we’ve previously come to know.
Following on from the success of supporting K Flay across Australia earlier this year, Lupa J and her band of friends/ fellow producers (Nathan Moas and Mara Schwerdfeger) will also preview additional new tracks from the upcoming A House I Don’t Remember EP as part of the live shows for ‘Keep Back’.
These headline shows kick off this week in Sydney and Melbourne before heading north for Brisbane’s BIGSOUND showcase. Ticket info is available HERE and you can find all of the dates below!
Wed 30 August – Oxford Circus – Sydney
Fri 1 September – National Gallery of Victoria – Melbourne
Sat 2 September – Heaps Gay (Sydney Fringe Festival) – Sydney
Sun 3 September – Heaps Gay (Sydney Fringe Festival) – Sydney
Tue 5 August – BIGSOUND (Heya Bar) – Brisbane
Wed 6 August – BIGSOUND (Woolly Mammoth) – Brisbane
Words by FREYA DINESEN