Cate Le Bon – Typical Love

Cate Le Bon

Le Bon returns with a new standalone single/video, “Typical Love.”

Taken from the same sessions as Pompeii, “Typical Love” puts into effect Le Bon’s tools of angular precision against the singular groove of drummer Stella Mozgawa. Lacerated flecks of guitar and saxophone cut  through the mix, revealing Le Bon’s descending vocals and svelte bassline. Co-directed by Stefan Ramírez Pérez alongside Le Bon’s longtime collaborator filmmaker Phil Collins in Cologne, Germany, the “Typical Love” video was filmed on 16mm and pays homage to Henri-Georges Clouzot’s unfinished 1964 film Inferno. Once again, with “Typical Love,” Le Bon shows a commanding and dexterous touch.

“‘Typical Love’ was a product of a rare jam session with dearest genius friend, Stella Mozgawa,” Le Bon says. “The outline, written on bass along to one of Stella’s infectious grooves, was taken into the Pompeii sessions where I disassembled and reassembled it many times but it always felt like a second cousin to the other tracks so was put aside for a rainy day.”

Collins adds: “Cate has always embodied a timeless mystique which distinctively conjures up the European silver screen. If Pompeii sounded like Antonioni at his most heartfelt and lyrical, then ‘Typical Love,’ with its elegantly cinematic scope and crystalline propulsion, gestures towards the twisted melodramas of Henri-Georges Clouzot, Georges Franju, as well as the off-kilter glamour of Ilona Baltrush or early Ulrike Ottinger. And so, an important point of departure was working with the physicality and alchemy of 16mm, especially the unguarded moments at which the delicate tension between performer and character is acutely palpable.”

Cate Le Bon Tour Dates:

Tue. Sep. 27 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *

Wed. Sep. 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater *

Thu. Sep. 29 – Ojai, CA @ Deer Lodge * – SOLD OUT

Fri. Sep. 30 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre

Sat. Oct. 1 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library *

Thu. Oct. 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

Fri. Oct. 7 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony *

Sat. Oct. 8 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

Sun. Oct. 9 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *

Sun. Oct. 30 – Cardiff, UK @ Donald Gordon Theatre – Llais 2022 Festival ^

Mon. Nov. 7- Bruxelles, BE @ Le Botanique

Wed. Nov. 9 – Lorient, FR @ Hydrophone &

Thu. Nov. 10 – Nantes, FR @ Le Lieue Unique ~

Sat. Nov. 12 – Utrecht, NE @ Le Guess Who?

Sun. Nov. 13 – North London, UK @ Roundhouse #

 * w/ A. Savage (of Parquet Courts)

& w/ Caroline

^ w/ black midi

~ w/ Arab Strap

# w/ Courtney Barnett, Big Joanie, Fake Fruit, Dehd, Gretel Hänlyn



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