American Pleasure Club has announced their new LP Fucking Bliss as well as a new track “what kind of love?” on Noisey. The new LP will be out 3/29 via Run For Cover Records. They also will be touring with Thursday this spring. Dates are below.
When talking about the track American Pleasure Club’s Sam Ray says, “‘what kind of love?’ is a song about what Gabor Maté referred to as ‘the realm of hungry ghosts’. it’s a song about being a functioning drug addict, about suffering greatly this way but still existing, sort of – a halfway point between the living & dead – still physically present in this space but when you look at the eyes, there’s a kind of tumbling & falling down into a great abyss. however, it’s not a song about addiction itself – the drugs and that lifestyle, they’re irrelevant to it – instead it’s concerned with the sorts of decisions & sacrifices we make to spare the people we love – family, friends, etc – from the knowledge of & exposure to our own suffering, even if that’s sort of a zero sum game in the end. the emphasis is on ‘functioning’ – not ‘addict’. and going beyond addiction, it’s about the moral & ethical dilemma at the heart of that choice – ‘do we keep our pain from the ones we love for the sake of their happiness?’, versus ‘in hiding these fundamental truths about myself & how i feel, am i actually hurting the people i care most about?’ to be clear i don’t think there is an answer to that, even on a case-by-case basis, there might not be an answer. the song is not about trying to answer that, nor is it even trying to make any progress towards answering that question, because i don’t think you can, not properly or completely or satisfactorily – no, the song is the question. the question is the song. the title, “what kind of love?” is both rhetorical and literal, but there’s no answer.”