Bruce announces ‘Not Ready For Love’ LP, the final stage of his “deeply personal odyssey”

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DJ, producer and vocalist Bruce AKA Larry McCarthy has announced that he will be a releasing his sophomore album on Batu’s Timedance label, compiling works from his two previous EPs that came out this year and adding four new songs for his ‘Not Ready For Love’ full-length.

This year has been “a deeply personal odyssey” that began with a complete shift in his soundscape. Known for his forward-thinking UK techno productions on Hemlock Recordings, Hessle Audio, Idle Hands and indeed Timedance, Bruce turned heads with his ‘Not’ EP that arrived in June 2023.

‘Not’ showcased a new venture into futuristic vocal pop, with McCarthy’s soft vocals matched by expertly layered productions owing to his vast experience working with club-oriented sounds.

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In conversation with Kindred, the Bristol-based artist revealed that the idea to start working with his own voice was formed at a karaoke bar in Japan.

As part of a “pre-festival thing with all the artists” of FFKT Festival, Bruce sung Bobby Caldwell’s ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’ and Mount Kimbie, Visible Cloaks, Alva Noto all came up to him afterwards and asked why he wasn’t singing on his tracks.

The Timedance producer does admit that he “pretty much stole the floor.”

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Bruce released the follow-up to ‘Not’, the ‘Ready’ EP, four months after the former and has debuted his brand new live performance at Venue MOT plus the WOS and Future Soundscapes festivals.

‘Not Ready For Love’, as the title suggests, brings together works from ‘Not’ and ‘Ready’, including a full version of standout song ‘Antler’ featuring Isabella Martin, as well as four original tracks to complete the final chapter of Bruce butterflying into a fully fledged future-pop star.

Pre-order Bruce’s ‘Not Ready For Love’ EP here

Tibor Heskett is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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