It’s been a long two years since we’ve heard the experimental sounds of James Supercave and their breakthrough album Better Strange. At last, we are welcomed to their first single since then, and treated with a visual counterpart to only heighten future releases. “Something to Lose” takes us back to the threads of what made us fall in love with the Echo Park locals before as onscreen couples follow in suit. Systematic alluring, upbeat and infectious, “Something to Lose” is not only the exposure of the sparks within love, but the sparks of James Supercave resurfacing to the music realm.
“The song is a celebration of intimacy,” explains frontman Joaquin Pastor. “It’s a love song in a way but it skips the pining, the yearning, the heartache and gets straight to the celebrating. It’s about those rare people that make you feel alive.” Without hesitation the video’s direction, taken by the reins by Kevin Clark, dips into the weightlessness of the unexplained chemical reaction by another person. Pastor carefully attests, “All my life I was waiting for you / Now, I’ve got something to lose,” as crunchy and industrial electronic waves kiss the break of the track. Signature musings and experimental synths engulf the entirety of the video while the array of instant connections are beautifully portrayed, regardless of how others on the outside perceive the notions. “Something to Lose” plays on the value of feeling of “alive” and quiets the doubts that follow the celebration.