From the man who once compared EFUNK The Mixtape to a "triple-breasted female terminator from the future" comes Love My Life, retro-future pop gold served with cheese on top. Stephan Armleder aka The Genevan Heathen, who has appeared on Soul Clap Records before with his cover of Egyptian Lover's The Alzeby Inn, is a frenzy of word play, cult status and dapper dress. Here he invites background vocalist Amy Douglas and takes us out for a day in the Heathen life:
In The Heathens words:
"It's all in the title. It's about loving your life, loving yourself, loving the people who matter to you. It's like a little postcard from heaven. I wrote this song under the influence of the most amazing woman I have ever met - a woman who taught me how to enjoy the good times and learn from the bad times.
If you listen to the lyrics, you'll hear mentions of multiple women - it's fun to live vicariously through songs, it's like looking back at your life like it was a movie, adding that extra Hollywood spice to it. But at the end of the day, all the ladies in the song are just various incarnations of the same woman, real love.
I originally wrote it to a loop by my friend Goon Kid back in Geneva, and later on Tim Wagner of Dither Down fame made a whole new instrumental for it and gave it that 80s movie end credits vibe I love so much. It's just feel-good music to enjoy life to!"
On remix duty, Soul Clap transforms the tempo and vibe into a dance groove guaranteed to get the juices flowing like a glass of funky cold medina.
Published: 13th February 2014