Tuesday 3rd June, 2014
“Head Games” feat. Audris, out 2nd June, is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming debut album by young LA based producer Lost Midas, which follows in July on Tru Thoughts. This new material builds on the shimmering signature style showcased on his two attention-grabbing 2013 EP releases, “Memory Flux” and “Hyper Phase”.
While the “Memory Flux” EP introduced Lost Midas with a gauzy, shape-shifting bitter-sweetness, and “Hyper Phase” ramped up the lucidity and the tempo; he now combines the two forces for hypnotic effect. Giving a flavour of the deeply personal and spiritual themes explored on his upcoming album (entitled ‘Off The Course’), “Head Games” is inspired by the first-hand experience of trying to maintain perspective and not take life too seriously in the bear-pit of the Los Angeles creative scene. With a light-as-air vocal, from fellow LA contemporary Audris, suspended within a compelling and bass-heavy electronic instrumental track, the bouncing, urgent beat of the verse contrasts with the more freeform and open dynamic of the chorus to tell a story.
“The lyrics reflect a kind of internal pep talk”, says Jason Trikakis, the Boston born drummer-turned-producer behind Lost Midas, who moved to LA in 2011; “There’s a lot of extraneous noise in Los Angeles. People have alternative motives. Depth of personality is hard to find... I suppose I was having a hard time remaining true to myself. To avoid getting sucked in to a state of emotional darkness, I kept having to tell myself ‘don’t waste your time, chasing a lie.’”
Pre-order his debut album 'Off The Course' and get Head Games straight away