Human Love’s “Lemon Dove” Was Inspired by Love, Summer, and Debussy

It’s the second track the LA-based quartet have shared from their debut EP Black Void, out July 17.

Human Love have publicly existed for just over a month now, and are just under a month away from releasing their debut set of songs in the form of the Black Void EP. After sharing the funky “Goldmine” last month, the LA-based four piece—whose vocalist Emile Mosseri you may know from his score for The Last Black Man in San Francisco—are debuting the second of the record’s four tracks today with “Lemon Dove,” a brighter selection than its relatively overcast predecessor. 

Sharing the prominent bass line (this time recalling that of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”) and eccentric synths with “Goldmine,” “Lemon Dove” feels more appropriate for impulsive summer afternoons. “The process of making ‘Lemon Dove’ was spontaneous,” keyboardist Erick Eiser confirms. “All of the ideas came out fluidly without much second guessing. It’s really exciting to work on music when spontaneity reigns over deliberation. The harmonies and music in the first section of the song were inspired and adapted from a Debussy prelude and there’s a spirit to the music that connects with the name of the band as a lyric that we found really special. It’s about love. It’s about summer.”

Preview the track below, and expect Black Void out July 17.


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