In early 2013 Preston Lovinggood released his debut solo work, Sun Songs. Produced by Taylor Hollingsworth (Dead Fingers, Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band) this is a beautifully lo-fi presentation of Lovinggood's songs. Unknown to most was the parallel musical plain five of those tracks had already been living in.
Enter Shadow Songs.
Over the course of a year Preston recorded in studio with producer/engineer and Grammy awarded Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead). They would work together in both Preston's hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, as well as, Los Angeles. The latter yielded him a creative freedom with his music that couldn't be found in the shackles of day to day life at home. Along with Thorp and an entourage of new musicians, Preston's songs were re-imagined and cast in a new light.
If Sun Songs can be likened to an up-close-and-personal documentary then Shadow Songs is its' equally impressive wide-screen sibling.
It released on February 18, 2014 via Communicating Vessels and is available on cd and digitally.
His lyrics are raw and showcase his vulnerability, which fans of his previous musical endeavors will appreciate, though this ushers in a new era for his career that is all his own. – The Aquarian Weekly
It could be a soundtrack to an art-house film, often drawing Royksopp or Kings of Convenience as a reference point. – Americana UK
The wide-eyed counterpart to his 2013 album, Sun Songs, this upcoming album finds Lovinggood pairing up with producer Darrell Thorp (Beck, Thom Yorke) and creating a musical landscape where chiming guitars and progressive rhythms weave their way inside Lovinggood’s expressive vocals. – Beats Per Minute