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Robot Spark (Rauch von König remix)
18 September 2020
|Nashville-based Electro Alternative artist Lost American have released a new single/music video entitled “Robot Spark (Rauch von König remix).” |
About the track’s unique sound and theme, Chris E. Kelly (Lost American) says “I”m calling it Southern Gothic electronic: a modern take on what triggers passions in the deep South.”
Kelley sings with the keening of “This Mortal Coil”; his music touches upon Massive Attack and Metronomy.
To celebrate its release, Lost American also officially released a mini-documentary about Chris’s band in Spain, being nervous and the horror year 2020.
Stream “Robot Spark (Rauch von König remix)” on Spotify.
Artist Name: Lost American
Location: Nashville, TN USA
Musician Names/Instruments: Chris E. Kelley, vocals, instrumentation; DJ Stash Konig, remix
Producer Name(s):Chris E. Kelley,
Similar/RIYL: Hot Chip, Sparks, Kraftwerk
Genre(s): Electro, French touch, Alternative
Official Website: lostamerican.net
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LostAmericanOfficial
Lost American is coming home.
Lost American has certainly been inspired by a life off the beaten path, off the reservation and off the map.
The name Lost American suits Kelley well because he has been living out of the US for almost 20 years, trying to understand his homeland from abroad (and chasing handsome strangers). His wanderlust begin in earnest after the 9/11 attack on New York City: he was flying to Novosibirsk, Russia when the twin towers were felled. He soon decided he wanted to immerse himself in a life outside the United States to try to understand the often divergent opinions of his home country. Falling in love with a Bulgarian rascal sealed the deal.
Kelley kept writing and recording in his ersatz lodgings during his years living in Bulgaria and South Africa in the noughties. By 2015, he and his husband were able to settle in Spain, whereupon he started Lost American, playing venues in Barcelona. At this point, he was able to reflect on his experiences, recorded a bunch of songs and released the first Lost American record in 2016.
The video clip ‘Put Me in a Spell’ gained worldwide attention in gay media – no doubt for the song’s infectious chorus – or is it the handsome devils? Chris E. Kelley recently turned his attention back on his home country with the release of the video ‘Fearless Leader’ – featuring a space-bound Trump animation by Spanish artist Adolf Rodriguez and is now focusing on live performances in the US and a new, more personal single.
And now Lost American is coming home. Returning to Nashville has been on Kelley’s mind for several years now. There is a keening of the spirit that calls us home. Being closer to an elderly parent and long-lost childhood friends and cherished cousins resonates deeply in him at this point of his life. Songs inspired by this journey – this path apart, beyond and back – will now be rooted in his genesis: Nashville.