LP Giobbi shares two new singles: ‘If Love Is A Skill’, a heartfelt track with indie pop duo SOFI TUKKER and ‘Georgia’, LP’s most energetic and intentional song to date. They serve as the latest previews from the producer, DJ, pianist and activist’s eagerly anticipated debut album Light Places, out May 12 on Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records.
“I’m the kind of artist that has to grind tooth and nail to get something good. Who sits with a loop throwing things in and out until FINALLY (and sometimes never) it starts working.” LP Giobbi comments on creating the new single. “Watching Sophie work is a whole other experience. The music comes THROUGH her and she is so grounded and ready to catch it and be its conduit that it flows with such raw intensity catapulting through her. From day one with them my wins have always been their wins and their wins have always been my wins. They gave me the biggest gift you can give anyone: full belief. They truly thought I could do whatever I wanted to do so I had no choice but to believe that myself”.
Speaking on the collaboration, SOFI TUKKER say, “When I heard this track, I literally jumped out of my chair and begged, please let me just throw something down. I had just been journaling on the plane about the concept of love being a skill that you can develop and get better at. An action and not a destination. A verb and not a noun. I had been feeling like I was failing at this skill, and it gave me hope to think of it as a muscle I could build to be stronger. So I just went into the vocal booth and riffed on this phrase over and over again like a mantra. It was raw and imperfect (just like love is) and there was only one take. Working with LP is always effortless and random. She is our best friend and music is the by-product of our friendship. We are honored to be a part of this song and her album. Her career blossoming is one of the most fulfilling things we’ve gotten to be a part of in our lives. If love is a skill, we are grateful to get to practice it with LP.”
In addition to the collaboration, LP Giobbi shares ‘Georgia’, her most intentional track to date. Speaking on ‘Georgia’, LP Giobbi comments: “This is my favorite song to play out and it never fails to excite me. It is a complete experiment and accidental most of the time. Georgia, however, was intentional. I wanted to hear crazy hard tom fills for 8 minutes and in between I wanted to hear a distorted bass panning back and forth. I recorded a live drummer doing tom fills and knew that would be the breakdown and built the rest of the track to get to the breakdown.”