LT Wade has been around the block (and the world) a few times. So it’s no surprise he chose to title his debut solo album Transient. Out July 27 via his Dopeness label, the 11-track LP was written, recorded, produced and mixed by Wade himself.
The British Wade relocated to L.A. in the mid-2000s and worked with Courtney Love before moving back to London to form Lord Auch. Five years ago, he started Furs with Olly Betts (Duke Spirit) and sister Elle Wade, releasing a handful of singles and a 2016 LP. He then began work on Transient, continuing with it after a move to San Francisco and finishing it following relocating yet again, this time to Brooklyn. Betts contributed drums, and Grant Zubritsky (Chet Faker, Lorde, Cymbals Eat Guitars) played sax, keyboards and bass on two tracks, but other than that, the album is all Wade all the time.
Given Wade is such a transient, the latest single from an album recorded in London, San Francisco and Brooklyn is called, naturally, “Lost Angeles.” A mid-tempo rocker, the track sounds like the mid-period Stones ruminating on lost weekend in the City of Angels. “I’ve lived in L.A.,” says Wade of the track. “And although I love the place dearly, there is a lot of absurdity there. The song is a satirical commentary on some of the more flavorful characters I encountered whilst being there.”
Even if you get lost, it’s well worth the trip to Lost Angeles, kids. As is Wade’s album-release show at NYC’s Pianos on July 27. We’re proud to premiere “Lost Angeles” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out now.