It’s been a few years since Sub Focus has released any new music, but he has recently treated us to some new tracks and an accompanying music video for Love Divine. The funky song is matched well with what appears to be a Martian landscape. The “Love Divine” video closely resembles that of “Tidal Wave” from his 2013 release Torus. Both beautiful in their right, “Love Divine” has more of an extraterrestrial feel to it with it’s lack of human interaction and “other-worldly” depictions. Have a look at both videos below, and compare for yourself.
Sub Focus – Love Divine
Sub Focus – Tidal Wave ft. Alpines
In a recent interview, Sub Focus also revealed that he will be releasing new music in the next year. The interview, courtesy of YourEDM, goes as follows:
Hey Nick, great to speak with you. It’s been three years since Torus. What have you been up to since then?
Alongside a lot of touring I’ve been spending time designing my new studio space in London and been readying a whole batch of new music.
You’ve just dropped two brand new singles, “Nobody Knows” and “Love Divine.” Tell me a little bit about the inspiration behind these tracks.
I’ve just started releasing a series of more club-focused tunes and for the first few I’ve been revisiting some of the sounds I first heard growing up in London in the 90’s: Jungle, Speed Garage, Old Skool rave music basically. I love researching the history of sounds in music so it’s been fun looking into all the old samples and techniques people used back then and getting inspired by that.
How much input did you have in the video for “Love Divine”?
Quite a bit, I normally have input into the concepts for my videos but as the director Chloe Hayward is a friend it allowed me to get more involved than usual. We sat together through some of the edit and sketched things out. She is massively talented, I’m really happy with the way it came out.
Without giving too much away, there will be more music coming out after these two singles, correct?
Yeah for sure, this is just the beginning of a series of releases from me with my album to follow next year.
Where do you see the Sub Focus sound heading as we move into 2017?
Well it doesn’t all sound like these first two tracks, the album is sounding quite different, more of a mix of multiple influences. I’ve been working with some really some hot guest vocalists of late too but I don’t want to give too much away till next year when the music is dropping.
What other producers are really impressing you right now?
In the last couple of years I’ve been really impressed by guys like Mura Masa, Jamie XX, Jon Hopkins to name a few. In terms of recent stuff from the US, I’ve been really feeling Joyryde lately especially tracks like Hot Drum.
Is there a chance fans might see you on tour next year? Maybe in the US?
For sure! I’ve recently confirmed some festival dates in the US next summer and will be looking to do more extensive touring when my album is nearing completion.
So it sounds like Sub Focus has his work cut out for him for the next year! If you want to be up on more of his upcoming endeavors, follow him on the social platforms listed below.