Both tracks will be released by the band as part of online record store day on June 20
Unloved have announced that their tracks ‘Strange Effect’ and ‘Why Not’ will be released as a 7” special as part of the Online Record Store Day on 20 June.
Both singles have been featured on the BBC’s Emmy-winning spy show Killing Eve which, like seasons before, featured an abundance of Unloved tracks.
The new video for ‘Why Not’ was directed by Julian House, who’s worked with the band since their inception to craft the iconic, visual world of Unloved.
“It’s a world of 60s teen heartbreak, biker gangs, strange underground movies, pulp romance and haunted house mysteries,” House explained.
“Previous videos have been short psychodramas of found footage with Jade [Vincent of Unloved]’s ghostly appearance looking in on the story unfolding. In this video, Jade is centre stage. The idea was to create the world around her of a 1960s TV Pop special. The bizarre occult graphics and exotic studio extras hint at a dark, strange story behind the lyrics.”
The story of the band Unloved begins in the mid-2010s, when David Holmes DJ’d at The Rotary Club, an old-Hollywood music salon run by fellow soundtrack artist Keefus Ciancia (True Detective) and singer Jade Vincent. Shared leanings towards “music inspired by Italian film music, French film music and French pop, but mixed with a ’60s girl-group sensibility” bonded the trio, who together create music to fill the space between past and present, where thoughts soften and ideas mingle with twisted mancini-esque orchestrations.
Following their 2016 debut LP Guilty Of Love, the band returned in 2019 with Heartbreak, a record emboldened by its predecessor to be more emotionally exposed, more musically, lyrically, and vocally audacious.
Both Unloved albums form a majority of the soundtracks to Killing Eve. With Holmes operating as one of the show’s music supervisors, Killing Eve’s soundtrack is a pick’n’mix curation cut from the cloth of cinematic style but tailored with a moody, mischievous vivacity of their own. “It became very obvious early on,” Holmes recalls of the process, “that everyone had fallen in love with Unloved. It just seemed to fit like a glove.”
The original soundtracks to Killing Eve seasons one and two are available now via Heavenly Recordings. New tracks from Unloved appear throughout season three, and a new Unloved album is currently in the works.