A few months back I had the pleasure of interviewing Kubalove on the heels of her last single, “Trouble”. To say she has matured between these two tracks would be an understatement. I liked “Trouble” but I love “This Foolish Love”. The song itself lends greatly to Kubalove’s sultry vocals which frequently cross the line between sultry and sexy which give the song an unabashed yet tech-noire credibility that is done totally in Kuablove’s own broadening style. Welcome, Kubalove, to the next step in your evolution.
About ‘This Foolish Love’
“It’s about the desire to keep coming back for something that’s bad for you.” – Kubalove. Appropriately for a song exploring sensuality and obsession, one which, according to its creator, is about “treading the line between pleasure and pain, between ecstasy and despair”, ‘This Foolish Love’ isn’t shy in upfront, passionate sonics. Swollen synths and a pounding heartbeat of a rhythm underpin an insistently seductive vocal, addictive in its execution, as the music gradually builds towards a climactic maelstrom of digital FX and punctured melody lines. The single’s accompanying video was shot in conjunction with James John Media (Disclosure, Rudimental, Sigma) and stars Peliroja, a model whose close-ups are artfully interspersed with representations of the forces of sexuality: lust, ecstasy, sin and sensation.
An innovative solo chanteuse whose strong and sensual dancefloor electro is a template for memorable streamlined pop hooks, Kubalove, AKA Anna Jackson, began her musical apprenticeship with select London acts dabbling in styles from post-rock to indie-electro. Her first forays into solo work culminated in the 2014 singles ‘Dangerous’ and ‘All I Want’, the latter, which was chosen for Richer Sounds’ Unsigned Playlist in collaboration with Q magazine, was accompanied by a video directed by LA-based Susie Francis (Bob Dylan, Cut Copy, Tame Impala). The authority and immediacy of Kubalove’s sound, which comes on like a mash-up of Grimes and Santigold, or Chvrches crossed with Goldfrapp, has led to it being used for several advertising campaigns, online videos and theme tunes. Having honed her art on stage and in studios throughout 2015, Kubalove’s explosive new material, encompassing ‘This Foolish Love’, is now set to provide the application of spark to fuse in her nailed-on commercial upsurge.
“Powerful, dramatic songwriting” – Clash
“‘Trouble’ serpentines through the worlds of straight-up pop and sultry industrial malice” – The Line of Best Fit
“A red-hot statement of intent” – Art Felicis
“Packed full of aggression and sultry charisma” – 24Our Music
“You might just find a new favourite artist in the form of Kubalove” – We Close Tonight
Kubalove is published by Metropolis Music Publishing Ltd http://www.thisismetropolis.com/music-publishing/