Nick Nicely’s ‘Space Of A Second’ capped a remarkable comeback for the artist FACT dubbed “the greatest pop star that never was”. Now Lo Recordings are releasing ‘London South’, the third and final single off the album and nicely’s haunted homage to an era. A psychedelic hymn to the outcast, London South traces a blue van journey along paths of delusion where the normal butts against the bizarre… and the lights never change.
As Nick says, ‘Sometimes a landscape can swallow you up, if you let it.’ Accompanying the single are remixes from label mates Grasscut and Serbian composer Abul Mogard. Fresh from releasing their latest album, Grasscut transform the track into a superb psychedelic lullaby, a melancholy pop fantasy that gently swaddles you in its embrace whilst leading you by the hand down dark paths. Meanwhile former steel worker turned synth composer Mogard has produced a stunning 15-minute remix. In the Serbian’s hands ‘London South’ becomes an ocean of shifting tones and drones through which nicely’s disembodied vocals occasionally rise to the surface. Stately and elegiac Mogard’s interpretation serves as an apt coda to ‘Space of a Second’.