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Other / Nicole Brennan

Three years can feel like a long time to go without releasing a new project, but LEISURE has made the wait worthwhile. After trickling out a handful of singles here and there, the New Zealand band is ready to return with a whole album’s worth of psychedelic soul jams to get us grooving into the summertime. Today, we’re premiering their new single “On My Mind.”

LEISURE member Djeisan Suskov told us that the song is about “dealing with an intense magnetism to a significant other, giving in to the power that takes ahold.” He adds, “Relinquishing ego and bravado and slipping into a vulnerable state where equal parts are woozy with love.”

Apparently, the song only took about an hour to create because “it was written with an intense collective energy in the room.” In Suskov’s own words, “Sometimes when we’re deep in creation mode, things can go slow motion with everybody in the room at their optimum level of creative ooze.”

LEISURE is slated to drop their sophomore album, TWISTER, on July 26 via Nettwerk. After you stream the latest single, scroll down to view a list of upcoming tour dates.

May 3- London, UK @ Oslo [sold out]
May 6- Paris, France @ La French Escapade
May 7- Berlin, Germany @ Maschinenhaus
May 9- Brighton, UK @ The Arch (The Great Escape)
May 10- Brighton, UK @ Horatios Bar (The Great Escape)

Words by Sydney Gore
Features Editor

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