Hardly Art is elated to announce the signing of Los Angeles group, ill peach to their robust roster of artists. This signing follows the release of the band’s 2022 Hardly Art single “COMATOSE” which was included in the label’s 15th Anniversary digital series. Forming after a stint at SkinWalker Ranch in Gusher, UT, the grit-pop duo comprised of members Jess Corazza and Pat Morrissey fuse together experimental sounds with ethereal vocals. They’re enamored in future tech melding with art, yet they also place moments of nostalgia and snippets of everyday life in their tracks.
Jess says "’HEAVYWEIGHT’ feels like when you have an extra 100 pounds on your back; the heaviest of heavy. It’s an attempt to shed those layers and come to feel the lightness. We’ve had a very hard year with grief and a lot of pain and this is about the tumultuous journey of healing. Using art and putting these stories into music has been a powerful tool for that. We’re just after making things that can be deeply felt. This one is definitely a gut punch. We wrote it with one of our favorite people to write with, Steph Jones. It might be our personal favorite right now. I think the song has provided all of us with a cathartic release. You have to sit in the heaviness first to reach the joy. And also a good cry."
Director Lucy Sandler adds “‘Heavyweight’ felt like a big responsibility because it felt like my heart, and I knew it was Jess’ too. It was the question of how to spin agony, how to make it gorgeous. How to visually personify accepting that we can’t turn our backs on our intensity, our innate ability to live inside every feeling. For me, it was just about capturing something honest - the coexistence of unbearable pain and the need for lightness. And being ok with them living together in harmony and that being the truth."
You can watch this cinematically stunning new video HERE.
The duo will perform at this year's SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas with additional dates to be announced soon.
Mar. 13- 18 - Austin, TX - SXSW Music Festival
What people have said about ill peach:
“Vocalist Jess Corazza’s delicate high end reflects their affinity for atmospheric dream pop melodies, but the undercurrent of chaos beneath it adds a layer of tension that feels cinematic. The resulting jam is a terrific slice of alt-pop with a melody that will creep into your head over and over.” [“DANDELION”] - Consequence
“...songs that draw on stately R&B, effervescent pop, and absorbing yet lo-fi production.” [Excuse Me While We Find Our Minds] - CLASH
“…together the artists shape-shift their love for idiosyncratic pop music through tranquil new single “DANDELION”. Transferring their complicated tale of love through an electro-funk charged sound and nostalgic sphere.” - The Line of Best Fit
a cacophony of experimental sounds met with ethereal vocals and lyrics [“Wildfire”] - Wonderland
“ill peach shattering the glossy facade of American quaintness with pummelling synths and hypnotic, Suicide-style drum machine. A rethinking of a classically patriotic symbol, it’s also a perfectly bombastic opening to sound the alarm (“American Pie”/sound the alarm] .” - The FADER
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