Today New Orleans’ Video Age announce their third album, Pleasure Line, set for release on August 7th via Winspear, and share the album’s title track. Following their 2016 debut Living Alone and their 2018 sophomore Pop Therapy, songwriting partners Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli recorded and self-produced their forthcoming album with bandmates, Nick Corson and Duncan Troast. To celebrate the announcement, the band have shared the bright, love-centric “Pleasure Line.” The track follows the previously-released, funk-inspired track “Shadow On The Wall.”
Video Age on the track,“Pleasure Line is a song about discovery. A space where we can really start to see ourselves, and see others; where we can open up to the possibility of deeper love. The pleasure line is a new beginning.”
Pleasure Line pairs neon-bright 80s pop melodies with a vast range of influences (including Janet Jackson, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney) to create an optimistic sound all their own. The influences vary song to song, but they’re all tinted with the same rosy hue, and Ross says, “I’m often trying to create a more idealized version of the world I’m in.” Video Age’s first two albums were about loneliness and discovering oneself, but Pleasure Line takes on a whole new attitude, considering both Ross and songwriting partner Ray Micarelli are getting married this year (just a few weeks apart from each other, too). “We’re feeling the love,” Ray says, laughing.