Luxury Spanish fashion brand Loewe has released a limited edition song Close to Paradise to celebrate its revival collection with Paula’s Ibiza Boutique as well as the third edition of its annual summer shop in the island’s Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACE).
The track is in collaboration with Soulwax, the Belgium-based band who wrote and produced the song, and Michel Gaubert, who has been curating Loewe’s runway show soundtracks for over two decades. “We’ve had a long-held fascination with the history of Ibiza so we were honoured to collaborate with Loewe and Michel Gaubert to help shine a light on the island’s almost forgotten stories – creating a track that weaves these interviews directly into the music,” said Soulwax in a statement.
Two look over Es Vedra in the cover of the new release we've been working on @deeeeweeee with @thevinylfactory - music from @soulwaxofficial - curated by @michelgaubert for @loewe and sleeve by @illstudio - music consists of interviews with four Ibizan characters over a mellow groove and the full interviews #loewe #ibiza
‘LOEWE is a house that has always had a strong connection to culture – from photography to craft and poetry. Collaborating with Michel Gaubert and Soulwax to expand this context into music has further illuminated a chapter of the island’s cultural history; this is what the brand is about today,’ adds the brand’s creative director Jonathan Anderson.
The album artwork was created by Ill-Studio and the vinyl pressed by The Vinyl Factory, an independent British music and arts enterprise. The limited edition record, which has been released in joint collaboration with The Vinyl Factory and DEEWEE, Soulwax’s label, is available to download digitally on iTunes and Spotify, and can be listened to on Soundcloud and Deeweestudio.com.