Musician, composer, and producer Salami Rose Joe Louis (real name Lindsay Olsen) shares new single ‘Sitting with Thoughts’ taken from forthcoming album “Zdenka 2080”, out on the 30th August via Brainfeeder.
“This song came about shortly after the passing of my grandmother, who was one of my favourite people in the world. I was reflecting on all the love I had in my life while simultaneously feeling distant and isolated due to personal grief” comments Olsen. “I was inspired by a collaboration I did with the painter, Muzae Sesay. He painted a beautiful piece with similar themes and I wrote this song to match the feeling his painting evoked. It’s a song about loss, isolation, and love“.
Heavily inspired by film, sci-fi literature and art, Olsen’s music is highly conceptual. “Zdenka 2080” describes a future dystopian Earth in the year 2080 that has been mis-managed by unethical governments and corporations – an initiative by greedy big business’ to capture solar energy to power a super-sized spaceship, resulting in a rapidly cooling Earth. “‘Sitting With Thoughts’ was incorporated into the upcoming conceptual album as the melancholy love song sung to the fading sun” Olsen explains.
Salami Rose Joe Louis kicked off with a busy start to the year in which she signed to Brainfeeder , joined Toro Y Moi’s “Outer Peace Tour” in the US and supported The Cinematic Orchestra on their European dates. Throughout this month and next she joins Brainfeeder founder Flying Lotus on a 34 date North American “Flamagra” album tour alongside labelmates Brandon Coleman and PBDY.
“Zdenka 2080” is out on the 30th August on Brainfeeder.
Flying Lotus “Flamagra” North America Tour
Support from PBDY, Salami Rose Joe Louis & Brandon Coleman
08-08 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
08-10 Portland, OR – Roseland
08-11 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
08-12 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
08-14 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
08-15 Salt Lake City, UT – Union
08-16 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
08-17 Taos, NM – Taos Vortex
08-18 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
08-20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
08-21 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
08-23 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theater
08-24 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
08-25 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
08-26 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
08-27 Boston, MA – House of Blues
08-29 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
08-30 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Mirage
08-31 North Adams, MA – MASS MoCa
09-02 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09-03 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09-04 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
09-05 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
09-06 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
09-07 Richmond, VA – The National
09-10 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09-11 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
09-12 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
09-13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09-14 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09-15 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09-18 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
09-19 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09-20 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo