The Magnetic Fields are gonna publish in these days their brand new record "Love at the bottom of the sea", that clearly shows once again the Merritt's ability to write songs halfway between pop and folk and his gift in finding good melodies.
A record that is ful of synths, like in the first days of his career. A record that Stephin has decided to present live for us in an unconventional way: alone with his ukulele. This is the first part of the exhibition, when he played the first excerpt from the album, the mellow "Andrew in drag". You can watch it here exclusively on Rockol.com.
Â Â After the first song, Stephin Merritt has surprised us again. When he was playing the other new track "Your girlfriend's face", suddenly he started to walk around in our offices goingâ€¦in the bathroom to finish the song. And our cameraman was following him. We're not adding further details: you have to watch it here. Â
"'Love at the bottom of the sea' is the Magnetic Fields' triumphant return to the world of synthesizers", Merritt told us during the interview. "Synths create chaotic sounds, so all the record has a sort of composition destabilizing agent. It sounds like something static, but the songs are so simple".