Californian trio L.A. Witch announce their new record Play With Fire, set for release on 21 August via Suicide Squeeze Records.
Speaking about the first single, Sade Sanchez of L.A. Witch said: “‘I Wanna Lose‘ is about feeling free and feeling stronger because you’ve lost everything and now you’ve got everything to win. It’s about being a punching bag in a martyr-like way, and losing a fight to move on.” The track comes complete with a lyric video animated by Bradley Hale, using the album artwork by Future Shock.
Between their touring schedule, studio availability, and the timeline for releasing records, L.A. Witch found themselves with only two months to do the bulk of writing for Play With Fire. They holed up for January and February, essentially self-quarantining for the writing process before March’s mandatory COVID shutdown. “As far the creative process goes, this record is a result of sheer willingness to write,” says Sanchez. “When you sit down and make things happen, they will happen, rather than waiting to be inspired.” The time constraints and focused writing sessions ultimately forced the band into new territories.“I’ve definitely learned that having restrictions forces you to think outside the box,”says Pai. “That structure really brings about creativity in an unexpected and abundant way.”
Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer Play With Fire to the world on August 21, 2020 on CD/LP/CS/DIG formats. The first LP pressing is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide—1k on translucent yellow vinyl and 500 label exclusive copies on clear with red and black splatter. Both cassette and vinyl come with a DL coupon. Pre-order here: store.suicidesqueeze.net.