“[Losers] are going to be huge. It’s just a matter of how long it takes for people to find them.”
– Gary Numan
“A divine offering to the aural gods.” – DJ Shadow
“Big – Losers have taken it to the next level.” – Zane Lowe
“Powerful, intense Rock Music.” – Clash Magazine
“An awesome slice of musical creativity that deserves to be heard.” – Thinking Lyrically
“This [“Wake Up”] is a right bit of everything, a peculiar hybrid of pop classics and envelope-pushing sounds that makes it sit way out there on its own.” – We Close Tonight
“Already the dreamiest piece of music to come out this year, the track blends psychedelic-esque vocals, sultry guitars that soar as far as the stratosphere will let them and keys that keep building and never let up.” – Play Too Much on “Lost in Translation”
Release Revitalizing “Wake Up” Video EP01 out on June 28
JUNE 3, 2021 (Berlin, Germany) —“The video is the bridge between where LOSERS were and where we find ourselves now,” says multi-instrumentalist Tom Bellamy of genre-defying band LOSERS about the video to their new single “Wake Up.” Bellamy says that this video is a journey from the dark into the light and beyond. Adding, “It’s a transformation. I had dreams of butterflies and I wanted to use them symbolically with the new music. It was time to let the light in. With the right frame of mind, even from the darkest of places, anything is possible if you put your mind to it.” The single is the newest track taken from the band’s upcoming EP01, out on June 28, 2021. Together with their visual director Euan McGrath (UNKLE, Stanley Kubrick exhibition), the band decided that “Wake Up” would be the springboard track for this EP, propelling them into a world of color. We Close Tonight praises “Wake Up” and says it’s “absolutely fascinating and well worth getting your teeth right into.”
After feeling the need to “escape,” LOSERS landed in Berlin in 2014 and brought “a lot of emotional baggage.” Bellamy adds, “Escaping always feels like a good idea, but the pleasure of escape is often fleeting and eventually you end up coming back to yourself. If your unaltered state is not a good place to be, then you find yourself in a vicious circle because naturally you try and escape once more.” It was during that time that the band had originally written the song. As time passed, the song didn’t make sense lyrically and emotionally to the band anymore, so it was time for a reset. “After the dust had settled, we revisited ‘Wake Up’ and it literally became the wakeup call.” “Wake Up” speaks about that realization that to make positive changes and feel true joy that you have to experience pain and hardship and breakthrough the fear of the unknown.
“Wake Up” follows the first single taken off of EP01, “Lost In Translation,” which Play Too Much lauds as “the dreamiest single in recent memory” and Soundigest calls a “turning point” for the band. The lyrics for “Lost in Translation” came pouring out from Bellamy a few years ago when he was feeling “really isolated, confused and disconnected from the world” around him. He says the light at the end of the tunnel was 2018’s Primavera Festival in Barcelona: it was the so-called catalyst he needed to venture into “new territory” with the band’s music. At that time, Losers still had a bunch of material left over from their 2016 critically-acclaimed fourth studio album How To Ruin Other People’s Futures and they felt like it needed to be finished but continuing in the same frame of mind didn’t make sense anymore. It was time for them to move on. As soon as he got back to the studio he started “ripping things apart” and “putting them back together with new purpose. It was a frenzy of creativity and it felt really positive.”
LOSERS are planning a busy 2021 with a goal of wiping the slate clean via new and innovative platforms like Decentraland (https://decentraland.org/) who they’ve been partnering with to release their new music. To sign up for free to future webinars join Club Losers HERE.
Formed in 2007, Losers are comprised of DJ Eddy Temple-Morris, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tom Bellamy (formerly of The Cooper Temple Clause), and guitarist/vocalist Paul Mullen (formerly of Yourcodenameis:milo and The Automatic). Hailed by critics and fellow artists alike who reveled in the band’s ability to seamlessly merge indie electronic music with guitar rock, Losers have been so venerated that their dynamic and epically sweeping music has been heard in dozens of TV, film, videogames and sports placements including Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, Hercules, The Killing, and as the official theme music for BMX Championships London 2012 Olympic Games. Earlier this year, they released a reworking of Tears for Fears’ 1985 smash “Shout” – which has been prominently featured in the hit show A Discovery of Witches(S2: Ep 4) on Amazon Prime, AMC+, Sundance Now, and Shudder and is not only rejuvenating their loyal fanbase but also winning over new fans who heard their dark cover and fell in love.
LOSERS “Wake Up” single/video is out now. EP01 will be released on June 28, 2021.