Los Angeles-via-Houston producer/singer/songwriter Seven Davis Jr. has been the toast of techno over the last year and a half, as his funky, impossibly smooth cuts have been featured in just about every single DJ bag that's blessed a set of Technics. The man's gotten himself signed to Ninja Tune and is prepping his debut LP for the label—but before that, he's releasing a new 12" EP, Wild Hearts, on February 9. "Let Somebody Love You" is the 12" B-side, and it's a bit of a different look for SDJ, a very high-tempo tune that still retains his now-trademark purple-sounding sensuality.
"Seems we live in an era where technology has evolved and the majority of the population has emotionally devolved," Seven Davis Jr. told FADER in an email. "There's almost no privacy, what should be no one else's business is now everyone's business. Plus don't get me started on attention spans, to rework a quote from J Dilla...'You don't pay attention man, that's why your *heart* is the size of your attention span.' In short, this track is simply about ignoring all the politics, phobias or hecklers of today and allowing yourself to make real genuine emotional connections, however, with whoever you choose. It's about letting yourself love and be loved."
Check out Seven Davis Jr.'s upcoming run of mostly Europe-based tour dates, too:
6 Feb - Abandon Silence - Liverpool, UK
13 Feb - King - Munich, DE
20 Feb - Cosmic Ballroom - Newcastle, UK
21 Feb - Corsica Studios - London, UK
10 Mar - Bardot - Miami, US
12 Mar - Output - NYC, US
8 May - Southport Weekender - UK
12 Jun - Gottwood Festival - UK
2-6 Sep - Outlook Festival - Croatia
Lead photo: Eric Coleman