Her second collaboration with Carey, for ‘Halluzinationen’ Sophie elected to decamp from his Speedy Wunderground studios (where the pair cut her 2018 album ‘Molecules’) to Abbey Road’s Studio 2.
The album was captured there in continuous live takes, recorded just six times over the course of two days. It’s an approach Hunger succinctly identifies as ‘Full risk’. ‘Halluzinationen’ is suffused with the nervous energy of its creation, and the tension is right there on the Krautrock-ing ‘Alpha Venom’, with Hunger’s fractious propulsion cutting across whip-crack jolts from elec-tronics programmed by Carey (also a member of the studio band heard across ‘Halluzinationen’). Now also an award-winning film composer, the track was grown out of a theme tune Hunger was commissioned to write for a German television crime series. Speaking about the new track & video, Sophie says; “‘Alpha Venom, I bite into a lemon, I bleed inside my denims, this is not your pain’. In lockdown we played my new single ‘Alpha Venom’ in a special trio version. When you can’t go to the club, the club’s gotta come to you! Dear friends, please don’t forget who makes the music.”