Los Angeles has often been described as a “dream factory.” Both a mecca where dreamers converge to pursue long-held aspirations, and a topography of hallucinogenic contradictions; enchanting tangerine sunsets diffused by smog, crystal-clutching spiritualists mingling with deep-pocketed narcissists, rows of scenic palms competing with garish billboards for commuters’ attention.
It was against this backdrop that the four members of La Luz - singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland, drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl, and bassist Lena Simon - conceived Floating Features, the band’s third studio album. For this, their most ambitious release yet, La Luz consulted landscapes both physical and psychological.
Only La Luz could conjure up Floating Features’ Leone-on-LSD vibes, and the album finds the L.A. band at the height of their powers. Golden rebels in a golden dream. Floating Feaures was released in summer 2018 through Hardly Art, and spawned three BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted singles.