Louis Cole


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“Time” is Cole’s third album - a casual but addictive blend of quickfire, hook-laden electrofunk bullets and wistful, soft-focus balladry - and it’s compelling. "A lot of it is little thoughts, that I made into big songs… blasts of inspiration that I was lucky enough to receive,” he explains. “But it all comes back to my mission to create deep feelings through music.”

Proudly DIY to date, Louis has built up an ardent fanbase for his own solo output and that of Knower who zig zag across the globe on tour. However in 2009 he met Dennis Hamm - keys maestro in Thundercat’s live band - who introduced Louis to Thundercat and Flying Lotus. “Dennis bridged the gap… he was the link. In fact, Flying Lotus asked Dennis if I would want to release something on Brainfeeder before he even asked me.”

Louis’s new album features his friend Thundercat (with whom he worked on “Drunk” co-writing ‘Bus In The Streets’ and ‘Jameel’s Space Ride’) who returns the favour, contributing lead vocals on ‘Tunnels In The Air’. Genevieve Artadi and acclaimed jazz pianist and experimental composer Brad Mehldau also pop up on ‘When You’re Ugly’ and ‘Real Life’ respectively. Furthermore, ‘Last Time You Went Away’ features a 23-piece string orchestra - the Rochester Stringz from Eastman School of Music.” – Bandcamp

Left-field pop dynamo Louis Cole has been kicking around the Los Angeles music scene since about the mid-2000s. A singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist especially proficient on drums, Cole attracted an online following with humorous and energetic YouTube uploads, and similarly high-spirited solo and duo recordings with Genevieve Artadi (as Knower). During the latter half of the 2010s, the ground Cole covered was vast to a mystifying extent, including work with Seal and Thundercat, and his and Artadi's "Wait, what?" contribution to the soundtrack for The Lego Ninjago Movie, heard in theaters by floor sweepers and credits viewers. Along the way, Cole picked up admirers including Quincy Jones, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Flying Lotus, the last of whom approached him to add to the Brainfeeder label catalog. Cole answered with Time, his most refined batch of animated pop yet. He triangulates somewhere between Ben Folds and Charlie Puth, albeit with eccentricity to spare and a better feel for the funk than either musician. Another obvious point of reference is labelmate Thundercat, whose Drunk highlights "Bus in These Streets" and "Jameel's Space Ride" were written with Cole. – All Music

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Louis Cole






2 x Vinyl, LP, Album



Release Date:

21 Sep 2018


Electronic, Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop


Soul, Synth-pop, Funk

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