Someone once described Most Valuable Players as a band ’built from failure’. This was said some years into the making of Left, the follow up to their 2006 debut album You In Honey. And yes, that it would take over seven years of dedicated recording for the four childhood friends from Stockholm to finish the ten songs on the album is, in some ways, a failure: A lifetime has passed. But that’s all history now.
Recorded in basements, living rooms, studios and summer houses throughout different parts of Sweden, Left is the result of an evolving process, taking the band to somewhat new territory. Some might say that they have developed into the swedish equivalent of bands like Prefab Sprout or Everything but the Girl, others will hear a playful and experimental band, making a record with a vision that is bound to be unreached.
What's certain is that this is classic pop perfectionism.
Gentleness, warmth, engagement – DIY, disco, fun!
Most Valuable Players are Hugo Lavett, Ivar Lavett, Gunnar Camner and Martin Hwasser.
As a physical artifact Left will be a vinyl only release. It´s first edition is limited to 199 copies that are bundled with 630 x 630 mm art poster by Karin Cyrén.
A1. A Hint
A2. Some Nerve
A3. Life Song
A5. With a Love Like That
B2. We Came Out of Our Hiding
B3. Looks & Books
B4. You´re a Child Now
B5. Between Our Faces