Empire Of The Sun recently released their single “To Her Door,” a song they recorded with Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, who contributed guitar and backing vocals. The track – which is from Empire of the Sun’s latest release, Two Vines – premiered earlier this week.
“‘To Her Door’ started with us just improvising in the studio with Lindsey,” explains Nicholas Littlemore, who co-pilots Empire Of The Sun alongside Luke Steele. “After the first jam, which was probably about an hour, we turned up his parts and there were so many beautiful gems. You could hear all of the years of playing that he’s done with Fleetwood Mac coming through. That was quite early on, so that was a big inspiration for us.” Buckingham says of the experience, “I loved working with Luke and Nick. Their process was open and collaborative, and their balance of sensibilities between pop and art is beautiful. I was glad to have contributed!”
In 2008, two of Australian musician/producers, Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (Pnau), created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality – a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as Empire Of The Sun.