"Lavender" is the first single off Face of Man's forthcoming sophomore LP, Bouquet, out on 29 June 2017 on Mr. Records. It's our most personal song, written when I was with my mother in the final stages of her cancer. It explores the mixing of the mundane and the sublime, and the sadness that was cut by the strange beauty of her resilience.
Face of Man is a collaboration between Alex Silva, Jesse Chevan, and Evan Johnson. They joined the Mr. Records family in 2017 for their second LP, Bouquet. For their sophomore release Face of Man continues its project of pop maximalism - high life guitar layered over the subs and crackles of modern pop production, R&B vocal flights nestled into modular art rock structures - with a plaintive, midwestern candor. Thematically, the LP explores female relationships and their variegated forms: the familial, the lustful, and the romantic. Bouquet, despite it's melancholy, lifts the listener with lush, contrasting colors and an impression of gradual unfolding.