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The musical collaboration of AM & Shawn Lee has resulted in a unique brand of electro-soul that achieves seamless pop perfection, while mining a startlingly broad array of stylistic influences. The resulting blend of heartfelt, warmly melodic songcraft and vivid, inventive soundscapes underlines the artists' abiding love for all manner of vintage genres, encompassing pop, soul, funk, jazz, Brazilian tropicalia, Turkish psychedelia, and soundtracks and library music from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
The two became quick friends 21st century style when AM reached out to Lee by email after hearing his songs on the radio in Los Angeles. With AM in Los Angeles and Shawn Lee in London the two began bouncing tracks back and fourth resulting in their debut album Celestial Electric to be released on September 6; a musical match made in cyberspace propelling the duo into their best work yet. AM's honeyed vocals ride a driving percussion section straight into walls of shimmering guitars and glassy keyboards pulling elements as disparate as Gary Numan, Jorge Ben, and Ariel Pink into perfect future pop electro soul.
AM & Shawn Lee documented their recording process in Los Angeles and London through photos, emails, and behind the scenes studio videos. The first behind the scenes video is for their debut single "Dark Into Light" see: http://youtu.be/k5C58Ch523U . Additional behind the scenes studio footage of AM playing his Mya-Moe ukulele on the song "Spin It Around: http://youtu.be/gBlnr2FcNcM The upcoming album Celestial Electric coming out September 6 on limited edition digipack CD with booklet and also special limited edition gatefold vinyl with artwork by Andy Votel.
Digital 45 and 12"- Dark Into Light
New album Celestial Electric on ESL
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