Dan Le Sac recently shared the news of his debut solo album, Space Between The Words, which will see a release July 10 via Sunday Best, and today he’s sharing “Long Night Of Life,” a new track from the album, which Consequence of Sound premiered this morning.
The track is a collaboration with one of Dan’s musical heroes, the cult electronic folk singer Merz, who contributes vocals on the pulsing house-pop gem, which is also the first track on Space Between The Words. Written, produced and with vocals from Dan himself, the album features collaborations with Emma-Lee Moss, Merz, Sarah Williams White, B. Dolan, Joshua Idehen and Pete Hefferan. Known for his long-standing partnership with Scroobius Pip, Dan is adding some unexpected colors to the palette and they’re vividly splashed all over Space Between the Words. Emma-Lee Moss contributes her unique voice to “Memorial,” which brings a touch of Shirley Bassey Bond themes to the club. There are also two songs featuring rising emcee B. Dolan, the bass-punching party tune “Good Time Gang War” and the crafty, crunk-tinted, “Caretaker.”
Elsewhere Dan showcases hot rising singers Sarah Williams White and Pete Hefferan. The former appears on the crisp, catchy and engagingly funky single “Play Along.” Hefferan – formerly of Pete & The Pirates – sings on one of the album’s two covers, a piano-tinted take on Arab Strap’s “Cherubs,” which Dan had wanted to record for years and calls “a wonderfully tuneful bit of depression.”
With Space Between the Words, Dan Le Sac has created a smart, effervescent debut with a broad appeal that straddles multiple genres. It’s a sharply individual snapshot of modern pop’s endless possibilities.