Kip Berman has unveiled a new cut, taken from the forthcoming album under the moniker of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. ‘When I Dance With You’ follows up to ‘Anymore’ and will be included in ‘The Echo Of Pleasure’, the band’s first studio album since 2014’s ‘Days Of Abandon’.
The new track, a danceable indie pop tune drenched in electronic and 80s synth-driven loops, was written by The Pains’ frontman and dedicated to his wife, Cecily, who gave birth to the couple’s first daughter last year. “I actually hate dancing – says the artist on his Instagram talking about the track – The only time I ever remember it being fun was in school when she and I watched The Gossip from a portion of the Red College Union unofficially referred to as ‘The Bong Loft’. […] I don’t like when bands say they are “proud” of their new music – or even that “they worked so hard” – as if that makes what they did any good. I will say that I didn’t work hard at this song, it came very easily. It really just wrote itself.”
"When I Dance With You" is streaming now on @spotify 💃🕺🏼 link in bio — I wrote this song for my wife, Cecily. I actually hate dancing. The only times I ever remember it being fun was in school when she and I watched The Gossip from a portion of the Reed College Student Union unofficially referred to as "The Bong Loft." I also remember dancing to "Under Pressure" at our wedding 13 years later, itself a long running joke referring to the time I spray painted a classroom sized map she once owned depicting the various stages of Prussian territorial expansion in the 18th and 19th century with the phrase – in giant sliver letters – "Under Prussia." I don't like when bands say they are "proud" of their new music – or even that "they worked so hard" – as if that makes what they did any good. I will say that I didn't work hard at this song, it came very easily. It really just wrote itself. If you like it, you have only my muse to thank – the one that wears fluorescent pink jogging shorts 6 months of the year and cozy flannel pajamas the rest. x Kip
Listen to ‘When I Dance With You’ below here.