Lyle Divinsky and Dave Watts, Vocalist and Drummer from Denver-based funk and soul ensemble The Motet, have released a new single as Lyle & Dave – “Quarantine Fantasy”. Listen HERE and Watch the lyric video HERE
The song is a unique, optimistic look at life in the social distancing era, and changed the way Lyle & Dave approached the writing, recording, and release process. Recorded only a few days ago, “Quarantine Fantasy” captures a moment in time with retro-funk synths and provocative falsettos, meshing nostalgic and contemporary elements the way only The Motet progeny can.
“For me the process of writing this song was a very organic one,” Dave explains. “I now have so much time on my hands, I’m able to do a lot more experimenting in my ‘music dungeon’ - I found myself playing a groove that felt so good I decided to record it. I did that for about 10 minutes, messing around with different fills and solo concepts. I then sat down and spent a couple of hours chopping it up into different sections, adding synth bass, rhythm keys and melody parts. Once I had it built into a form that made sense, I sent it to Lyle and he worked his magic like only Lyle can do. With just a little more tweaking it became the song you hear now.”
Lyle continues, “Life during quarantine has been crazy for everyone, and musicians have bore the brunt of that deeply. Our livelihood halted, our careers put on hold. That said, as a community we can’t let these times prevent us from taking these sour lemons we’ve been dealt to make some tasty lemon drop martinis. We find opportunities to do things differently, find new ways of creating, and this is no exception. Dave and I (with some help from my lady Jen) decided to put our minds together to show that while some of our dreams are put on hold, your Quarantine Fantasy is still a reality.”
With the release of Lyle & Dave’s new single, The Motet have also launched a campaign to help support their touring crew while the band is on intermission from shows, teaming up with Positive Legacy as part of their Positive Legacy COVID-19 Relief Campaign.
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