Wasting All Your Lovin’ is the second single on Sonar Kollektiv from Hamburg based quartet, The KBCS. Hot on the heels of the warmly received Popsicles, which got featured on Clash Magazine, comes this slice of sophisticated soul music featuring the velvet tones of Bowie.
On first listen, Wasting All Your Lovin’ might seem, in contrast to the KBCS’ previous single, a more organized piece of music, complete with resplendent vocal hooks and a very radio friendly sound. Like Popsicles, though, this too started out life as a freeform jam session amongst the four instrumentalists. The only important difference on this one being that this was the only song on the forthcoming album where all four musicians recorded together in one room! Perhaps this is the reason for it’s more crafted feel, or perhaps it’s because of Bowie’s lyrical genius?
„Wasting All Your Loving“ is about a separation, after which one of the two ex-partners does not manage to come to terms with the new reality and accordingly does not live it. Although one is still in the same world, it suddenly seems as if one is in different dimensions. The one who moves on and accepts the reality, manages after some time to see the positive things of the ex-relationship. The other, however, is stuck in the past.
Whatever the reason, Wasting All Your Lovin’ should be the song that you hear every morning when you turn on your radio this summer.
What a perfect way to start the day…
The KBCS represent the coming together of four very uniquely gifted, but very complementary, musicians from Hamburg. Drummer Lucas Kochbeck spends much of his time obsessing about vintage recording equipment, tape machines and the like, whilst adding his talents to the recordings of retro-loving contemporaries such the Bacao Rhythm And Steel Band and the Colemine Records family.
Keyboard wiz Nicolas Börger is very much an in-demand, sound-centric master of the blacks and whites, in the same way that guitarist Lars Coelln lends his skills to a myriad of works across the sonic spectrum. Completing the quartet, bottom end provider Daniel Stritzke adds a little freeform jazz and hip hop attitude to the mix, but even then you can find his bass holding things down on crossover hits galore.
Wasting All Your Lovin’ is taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Color Box, due out in November on Sonar Kollektiv.