Loathe have revealed a second collaboration version of their track ‘Is It Really You?‘, with enigmatic alt-rockers Sleep Token. This stripped down version with piano accompaniment and moving vocals from Sleep Token‘s Vessel, emphasizes the nostalgic nature of the song-writing. Taken from their 2020 record I Let It In And It Took Everything, ‘Is It Really You?‘ has been identified as one of the pivotal moments in Loathe‘s sonic evolution.
“We’ve all been big fans of Sleep Token for a while now so when the track landed in our inbox it blew us away. Alongside the Teenage Wrist rendition, having the opportunity to hear our song through the artists own lens but also to release these alternate versions to the public to ingest and enjoy is a humbling experience.”
Loathe will be undertaking a huge 23-date US tour in April/May 2022 as support to Code Orange. They are currently working on the follow up to 2020 studio album I Let It In and It Took Everything and 2021 ambient instrumental record The Things They Believe.
2021 was an incredible year for Loathe, especially in the live arena, completing their biggest UK headline tour in December, in which they performed I Let It In and It Took Everything in full each night. They racked up a number of live UK dates with While She Sleeps, also appearing at the Download Festival Pilot, Reading and Leeds Festival and Slam Dunk.
Loathe‘s latest record The Things They Believe was released unannounced in February 2021; an ambient soundtrack album accompanying a limited edition photobook by Mark Unthank. Despite the critical success of 2020’s I Let It In and It Took Everything, some of the record’s central themes were left incomplete. The Things They Believe drew out some of the ideas from I Let It In and It Took Everything, pushing them in a radical new direction. I Let It In and It Took Everything showcased Loathe’s hard and heavy experimentalism, while The Things They Believe brought out a more esoteric side to the band.
The Things They Believe:https://youtu.be/VnEVySH5bVY
Two-Way Mirror: https://youtu.be/MSUGmeWqbCY
New Faces In The Dark: https://youtu.be/n_KZtfsJYFE
Kadeem France – Vocals
Erik Bickerstaffe – Guitar, Vocals
Feisal El-Khazragi – Bass
Sean Radcliffe – Drums