Vocalist, producer and multi instrumentalist HIGH HØØPS today releases his dreamy new single “Steady Rolling”, alongside the announcement of his forthcoming debut album Seasons On Planet Earth, set for release on September 21 via A Label Called Success.
Following the much loved singles “Body” and “People”, the New Zealand-based producer provides another smooth slice of dream pop. The release signals a change in season; with bouncing basslines coupled with Jordan Art’s heavenly vocals, “Steady Rolling” is a seductive listen that will have you grooving along from start to finish. The acutely produced track flaunts Art’s exceptional talent and provides the ultimate taster for what is on the horizon with the release of his debut album, Seasons On Planet Earth.
HIGH HØØPS on the track says: “I came home from a house party one Saturday night with a buzz on, sat down with my bass guitar and locked up a groove real quick. Steady Rolling was born. It’s one of the few tracks that has a charging live room feel and certainly offers some balance on the record.”
The highly anticipated release of HIGH HØØPS’ debut album Seasons On Planet Earth comes after years of Arts making solo music on the side of his many other music projects (Kids of 88, LEISURE), or as a music video and documentary maker for the likes of Broods, Matthew Young and Avantdale Bowling Club. HIGH HØØPS has also been prolific on the features, lending his vocals to tracks by local hip-hopheroes SWIDT (“Boogie“), HIGH BEAMS (“Red Wine“) and perhaps most notably, “Comfortable“ by Moods(The Netherlands), a track clocking two million streams and climbing.
The album is a deeply personal project for Jordan, who not only played every instrument on the album,but also took on all writing, producing, engineering and mixing duties.
HIGH HØØPS on the album says: “I see the album as a journal entry of songs I’ve made over the last couple of seasons on planet Earth. They range from a time where romance and heartbreak, haunted blue days and red hot nights were phasing like season finales and premieres. The music is always centred around groove and melody, drawing influence from a nostalgic haze of 70s funk, 80s disco, 90s R&B and 2000s dance music romanced into a sound for the future.”