Electric Wire Hustle Releases Official Music Video For 'I Light A Candle' On Okayplayer

A flagship of New Zealand's soul music, Electric Wire Hustle releases the enchanting music video for "I Light A Candle," the entrancing second single from the group's long-awaited third full-length album, The 11th Sky.   

This track is based on ideas from Aldous Huxley’s book Brave New World, and is about a blue-collar girl grinding it out in the city; ‘she should be rated Alpha-1, but her hair is long.’ It features string arrangements from Maahuia B-C which soar over 808s, steel string guitar and my social commentary
— Mara TK (EWH Frontman)

The 11th Sky is out now via Bastard Jazz Recordings (World) and Loop (NZ, Australia and Japan).

Watch "I Light A Candle" on YouTube: https://goo.gl/TKdUfQ

Link to premiere of "I Light A Candle" on Okayplayer: https://goo.gl/Iwh7IF

Stream 'The 11th Sky' on Soundcloudhttps://goo.gl/YfhOLb

Purchase The 11th Sky on Bandcamp: http://goo.gl/ucqqLK

Purchase The 11th Sky on iTunes: http://goo.gl/5EaKLq


The 11th Sky expands on Electric Wire Hustle's psychedelic-soul sound and continues the surreal storytelling of last year's Aeons EP, which also featured Kimbra and Deva Mahal on vocals. The brand new album is described as “David Lynch meets Motown” by frontman and producer Mara TK. The otherworldly is present within EWH’s layered electronic production and Mara’s soaring vocals with tracks like “Go Slow” that walk into the genre-fog amidst drum machines and synthesizers. Meanwhile, “I Light A Candle,” with its piano, chopped vocal samples, towering strings and 808s, strikes right at the heart of soul music.

The 11th Sky will serve as the full-length follow-up to Electric Wire Hustle’s critically acclaimed  Love Can Prevail album, which was hailed by The New York Times, BBC Radio and Wax Poetics. The project won “Best Electronic Album” at the New Zealand Music Awards, continuing a track record of critical acclaim that began with the band's self-titled debut album.  

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