Electro-Pop duo Uh Huh Her to release ‘Future Souls’ Mar.25 on Plaid Records, new single out now

By on February 7, 2014
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Uh Huh Her, the LA-based electro-pop duo comprised of CAMILA GREY and LEISHA HAILEY, will return March 25 with their third full-length album, FUTURE SOULS (Plaid Records). Today, February 6, the group has premiered the first single “Innocence” whose divine hooks pipe through an electronic haze bolstered by strains of guitar and bass. Listen to and download “Innocence” on NYLON magazine here:

The song is also available on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/kb8vdoy.

“In the world at every moment, people are bombarded with information and bad news,” CAMILA explains re the pulsating first single. “You’re inundated with it, and it’s never positive. Unless you live on a commune with vegetable gardens and puppies running around, you’re under a deluge of the world’s craziness.”

After a critically acclaimed catalog of two LPs and three EPs, independently carving out a diehard fan base, and playing countless packed shows, the Los Angeles duo of CAMILA GREY and LEISHA HAILEY would have it all figured out. Walking into their third full-length album, FUTURE SOULS (Plaid Records), Uh Huh Her kept asking a myriad of questions and found they’re still making discoveries and inquiries on both philosophical and musical levels. “It comes back to the title,” declares CAMILA. “I’m constantly questioning what the hell is going on with this planet. We’re on a big ball floating through space around another larger ball of fire. That constantly perplexes me, and I’m like, Where are we?’ Those questions culminated in a lot of the new songs. The concept of FUTURE SOULS asks, ‘Where are we going? What are we evolving into? Where does your soul go?'”

Taking their time, the pair allowed the music to whisk them down a new path. In 2013, they made the choice to move their recording studio back home into their shared L.A. abode. As a result, creativity could be captured in the moment in its most uninhibited form as they embraced new elements while preserving their own sonic and aural trademarks. “We finally had the time and space to really get creative,” continues LEISHA. “We didn’t have to rush ourselves with any sort of deadlines. Everything was created within these four walls. That’s the beauty of being completely independent. We only have to answer to ourselves. We knew we wanted to go in a dance direction, but it doesn’t sound like a traditional ‘dance’ record.” CAMILA adds, “It’s not straightforward. It’s very off-the-cuff, and that comes from writing and recording at home. Think of it as avant-garde pop with a dance beat. We didn’t follow any format.”

On FUTURE SOULS, LEISHA and CAMILA tapped the talents of Ché Pope [Kanye West, Jay-Z] for the nocturnal electro pop lust of “Nuthin’ Without Your Love.” Punctuated by a slick guitar twang and a haze of keys, it’s meant for movement of all kinds. “I wanted it to sound soulful,” CAMILA admits. “I grew up listening to Whitney Houston, and I practiced singing to The Bodyguard soundtrack. I felt like a soul singer in there. There’s a weird soul quality to the album.” In addition to collaborating with Pope, the girls also invited Big Black Delta frontman and CAMILA’s former Mellowdrone band mate Jonathan Bates into the fold. These collaborations expanded the scope of the album even more. “It was great to bounce ideas off other people,” says LEISHA. “It freed us up in some ways to get even more creative.” CAMILA concludes, “We don’t do things the same way every time. That keeps it interesting. It gives something to keep coming back to and think about.”

 

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