TUNE Vegas Gold - Life
As the anticipated follow up to his debut single ‘Control of Your Love‘ released on October 31st 2018, the South London based vocalist/songwriter/producer combines thundering acid lines with an infectious pop topline to present new single ‘Life’.
Vegas Gold (Tom Sheppard) cut his teeth as one half of pop dance duo HOST learning under the wing of collaborator and Grammy award winning producer Steve Dub (The Chemical Brothers) before stepping out to carve a path of his own.
‘Life’ and its accompanying video (both produced by the artist) explore our relationship with technology and the ongoing threat this poses to the Earth’s future through the effects of climate change.
The lyrics depict the pleasures of the modern world ‘diamonds and flashing lights’ and embody our undying need for consumption ‘I can’t turn back, give me one more track’.
The video reflects the title’s repeated hook through the juxtaposition of stock visuals depicting energy, pollination, travel and lastly devastation (the melting ice cream) as the track repeatedly swoons the listener over a contagious synth bass line – ‘only you can give me life’
Influences range from 80s acid house pioneers Phuture and Mr Fingers to later Ed Banger Records artists such as Justice and Gessaffelstein.
In Tom’s own words ‘Life describes the moment you wake up in the morning to check your phone only to find its dead. There is no more power. You ask yourself – did I do enough to prevent this?”