- 27 Sep 22
Written and produced by Zac Curtis (aka Prozak), 'Fugitive' is three-and-a-half minutes of pure electro-pop goodness.
Dublin sextet Loraine Club are back with the follow up to 'Romeo' in the form of 'Fugitive', penned about yearning to escape from the monotonous daily work-life.
Emboldened with a Pet Shop Boys and New Order-esque soundscape, the track is the perfect number to play for those suffering with end of summer blues. Inspired by the PSB's collaboration with Dusty Springfield, 'What Have I Done to Deserve This', 'Fugitive' modernises the instrumentals and electronics and infuse their own flair with ease.
For fans of Tame Impala, Jungle, Parcels and the likes of past icons such as George Michael, Loraine Club are a breath of nostalgic fresh air.
Zac Curtis penned the song about boring suburban life, being sick of your job and wanting something more - the usual Born To Run motif.
This marks the first song in which Loraine Club went into a studio to record, adding a slick sense of production to their DIY identity.
"When Zac played me the demo, I loved the song immediately," Loraine Club's lead singer Jordan Curtis said regarding the track. "Although I didn't write it, the lyrics and general feel of the song made me feel like I had - as if Zac had written it for each of us in the band. I think that's the best thing about being in a band with your brother and best friends. Sometimes I'm singing a song Zac wrote and I think I actually sound like him."
Loraine Club originally started informally, when brothers Jordan and Zac Curtis began writing together after a collaboration between their two previous bands in 2015, sparking inspiration for a new project.
The next years saw the pair join forces with friends Jonny Halpin, Brian Smith, James Connolly and Mick Keeley - all whom they had played with in previous indie outfits over the years. The goal this time was to bring something a bit different to a very guitar driven music scene at the time in Dublin.
Two years (and a pandemic) later, Loraine Club released their first EP. Desire fused elements of popular soul, hip hop, electronic disco and 90's RnB they create a sound that is very much their own.
The EP was produced by the bands own Zac Curtis - also known as UKG Producer Prozak - who himself has released a successful EP Make Me Feel on Shall Not Fade label.
Sold out live performances in famous Dublin venues such as Whelan's and The Workman's Club saw Loraine Club being invited to join internationally acclaimed act Friendly Fires at their headline show in The Academy, Dublin. The band have also performed at mini-festivals and pop-up venues around the country.
Listen to 'Fugitive' below.