Song of the Day: LA Priest – It’s You

LA Priest, aka Sam Eastgate, announced his ocean-inspired, wobbly-pop filled third album, Fase Luna – due for release May 5th via Domino. Following 2020’s GENE, named after a modular drum machine that Sam designed using 150 electrical circuits he’d built himself, Fase Luna strips things back to little more than Sam and his guitar: nine sunshine-streaked tracks of pure bliss.
Alongside the announce today, the first taster from the album arrives in the form of the funked-up love song, “It’s You”. An instant LA Priest classic, it sticks in the mind of the listener long after the final closing notes.
It’s about a guy who falls in love with a sea mermaid or water spirit and has to choose between life on the land or the ocean,” explains Sam. “Some of it sounds like he’s on the edge of madness.”
The video for “It’s You” was directed by Eoin Glaister (Glass Animals, Joji) and tells the story of a woman, played by Juliet Cowan (The Power, PhoneShop), who falls helplessly in love with a sewage fatberg. Touching, sweet and at times, slightly grotesque, it’s a simple, beautiful depiction of love really being found in the strangest of places. Enjoy the tune!