Atlanta-based indie pop artist K Michelle DuBois presents her new single ‘Feast or Famine’.
A percussive foundation akin to Kate Bush ‘Running Up that Hill’ and a synth-heavy full-on 80s style production
serve as a backdrop for a cheeky delivery of lyrics conveying obsession with another.
This single comes on the heels of her single ‘Waves Break’, an upbeat and fun track foreshadowing her forthcoming album, which will be released in early 2020.
“I’m releasing this one a bit under the radar as I’m yet undecided whether this will be part of the full album releasing early 2020. It’s got a more commercial vibe than I usually put out there, which makes me feel shy about it, but I love it! The new album collection is a bit heavier than this tune but I myself do enjoy an eclectic mix so maybe,” says K Michelle Dubois.
Last year, K Michelle DuBois presented her third solo release ‘Harness’, highlighted by the singles ‘Wild Weed’, ‘Orchid’ and ‘Love and Only Love’. DuBois also recently collaborated with Wales-based post-punk dreampop artist Lights That Change on the single ‘Untold’.
While most of DuBois’ solo output intertwines classic power-pop with 90s college rock, ‘Harness’ boasts a heftier sonic tone than her previous album ‘Astral Heart’ (2016) with its bouncy rhythms, jangly guitars and sing-song charm.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Dubois’ counts Blondie and Divinyls among her influences, along with Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, and Fever Ray. DuBois’s live band includes Chandler Rentz (drums), Jim Prible (bass), André Griffin (keys) and Dan Dixon (guitar), who also recorded, produced and mastered this album at RCDC studio in Atlanta.
K Michelle DuBois got into music very young, building harmonies to pass the time during the family’s frequent road trips. She began writing her own material as a teenager in Nashville after receiving a bass guitar for Christmas. Initially crafting her early songs on bass, a Yamaha synthesizer and a drum machine in her parents’ four-track studio, she experienced a flood of creative possibilities upon discovering open-tuning on acoustic guitar, thereafter solidifying her commitment to songwriting.
After forming her early band Ultrababyfat and releasing ‘Silver Tones Smile’ (1998), the group’s infectious pop-punk sound garnered national attention, leading to opening slots for numerous noteworthy acts Pavement and PJ Harvey, and a 2001 stint on The Warped Tour as one of the few female-led bands showcased in the festival’s lineup.
After the band disbanded in 2005, DuBois formed Luigi to explore her more progressive, art-rock leanings. After seven years together and ample critical acclaim, she re-emerged as a solo artist under the tempered guidance of producer Ben Price at Studilaroche, releasing her debut album ‘Lux Capone’ in 2012. DuBois also contributes vocals for Atlanta-based dream-gaze collective Parsons Rocket Project.
As of October 25, ‘Feast or Famine’ can be found via online stores, such as iTunes, and streaming platforms such Spotify, where you can also find ‘Waves Break’. It will also be available through Bandcamp, along with her latest ‘Harness’ album.
Written by K Michelle DuBois
Guitars, percussion and production – Dan Dixon
Vocals, keys, percussion and co-production – K Michelle DuBois
Drums – Chandler Rentz
Recorded at RCDC, Peoplestown, Atlanta, GA by Dan Dixon
Cover photo – Ally Land