WURST and LOU ASRIL release cover of 1977’s Austrian hit “Lovemachine”
The Austrian Music Awards celebrated a double anniversary on September 10, 2020 – 20 years of Amadeus and 50 years of Austro-Pop. On the occasion of this event, WURST and LOU ASRIL release their progressive cover of Supermax’s Austro-Pop hit “Lovemachine” today. Musician and producer Kurt Hauenstein and his internationally successful Supermax project originally published this disco hit in 1977 to worldwide acclaim – and it even entered the US-charts.
Vienna, 11 September 2020 – for immediate release
Lovemachine is maybe the most un-Austrian Austro-Pop song because of its English lyrics and its distinctive sound that goes far beyond the usual Austro-Pop conventions. However, neither WURST nor Lou Asril are known to have conventional tastes in music. The Austrian producer Kurt Hauenstein originally realised his creative potential in the late seventies despite the challenges of international success and travel bans on tour. For this new release, the song was taken to the electronic realm of WURST’s latest ventures and enhanced with Lou Asril’s smooth, soulful vocals.
The result is a progressive electronic cover version of this Austrian hit, with its distinctive bass line and the enchanting mix of Tom Neuwirth’s timbre and the voice of Lou Asril, a young man who lives and breathes Soul and R&B. Edo Mjusik, who is also WURST’s Live-DJ on tour, produced the up-tempo remake of the 43-year old and yet still fresh track in Vienna, which is released by Sony Music Music Entertainment Austria.
The music video for Lovemachine was shot during this summer at Vienna’s Leopoldmuseum and it is now available on WURST’s YouTube/VEVO channel. The two artists premiered a live version of track for the opening of the Amadeus Austrian Music Award’s TV-broadcast on ORF. Dates and tickets for the upcoming live shows of the Truth Over Magnitude Tour in early summer of 2021 will be announced via the artist’s website and through social media next week.
In 2014, when WURST was still Conchita Wurst, the singer won the Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with “Rise Like A Phoenix”. Three studio albums were released since then, accompanied by performances, concerts and tours in more than 25 countries on four continents, expanding his enthusiastic fan base along the way. Since the pandemic has limited the concert business substantially, the versatile Austrian artist simply switched over to the world of TV, where he presents the talent show Queen of Drags, Stefan Raab’s alternative to the ESC, the FreeESC, as well as the new music quiz show Famemaker, which will premiere in primetime on ProSieben on September 17th and end with a massive live finale on October 1st. Tom Neuwirth also presented the Austrian Music Award on ORF for the third time on September 10th.
“I love it when your body shakes to the beat”. These were the first words the world heard from Lou Asril in March of 2019, and they could not have been any clearer or more distinct. This is the opening line of his debut single “Divine Goldmine” and it certainly hits the mark, as his unique, smooth, and soulful voice makes its powerful journey to the very core of every listener. Lou Asril started classical piano training when he was 11 years old. At the age of 15, he performs his own songs on a stage for the first time and starts a band. He wins the Joe Zawinul Award when is 17 years old and makes his way to the studios of Los Angeles. Lovemachine is Lou Asril’s first musical collaboration with WURST.
WURST x LOU ASRIL: LOVEMACHINE (Supermax Cover)
Hashtag for the release: #WURSTxLOUASRIL #Lovemachine
Official music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRs4BPvbIVc
André Karsai | Email: [email protected]