It’s been a long and fascinating journey for Curtis Everett Pawley’s music project The Life, which is emerging with its debut EP I Would Do Anything for Love tomorrow. The collection of songs is set to arrive as the first release via Ion Tracks, the newly launched label arm of the cult film podcast The Ion Pack—of which Pawley serves as co-host—which in turn emerged from the success of a popular film meme account. The podcast has since welcomed guests as diverse and influential as Caroline Polachek and filmmaker Paul Schrader, while they’ve additionally thrown parties across the globe that have featured notable performers such as The 1975 (with whom Pawley has talked film) and Interpol.
“It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here,” Everett shares of the EP, which arrives in full tomorrow. “Six songs of American hyper romance. The first release on Ion Tracks. As Ion Tracks takes shape, I promise the waits won’t be so long. I’d say more, but ‘the music is the talking.’ Long live the Ion Pack.”
Before the EP drops, The Life is sharing one last single called “The Sprawl,” which blends early-aughts pop music with the considerably darker influence of late-’90s outsider rock and electronic music, including angsty nu-metal swells. The track also comes paired with a Michael Rees–directed video which eerily documents a mannequin being Frankensteined together as its body parts wash up on the shore at night. Check that out below, and pre-order I Would Do Anything for Love here.