Sen Morimoto has previously released two albums to wide acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, KEXP, FADER, Vice and more; 2018 debut Cannonball! and a 2020 self-titled follow-up via his own label Sooper Records. A prominent member of a tight-knit and prolific DIY scene in Chicago, ‘If The Answer Isn’t Love’ is the product of Sens' first time in a professional studio. Working at Chicago’s Friends Of Friends recording studio and drafting in members of his community to flesh out the songs, the track was engineered by Brok Mende, with Ryan Person on drums, Michael Cantella contributing bass and KAINA on backing vocals.
Sen packed up and moved to Chicago from New England after high school, where he spent the following years cultivating a deep relationship with the Chicago music scene at large, crossing genre lines and building bridges between them. Washing dishes in restaurants by day and sharpening his production skills by night, Sen quickly became well known in the city as an exciting ingredient to add to any musical recipe. His search for musical connection eventually led him to join Sooper Records, a local label founded by collaborators NNAMDÏ and Glenn Curran, as a co-owner of the label. The small label quickly gained notoriety in Chicago for releasing genre-blurring records and uplifting artists from Chicago’s community of musicians to international stages. They released their debut album Cannonball! and sophomore self-titled album through Sooper Records which catapulted him into a life of constant touring across the US, Canada, Japan and Europe. Sen and Sooper now team up with the hugely esteemed City Slang for his forthcoming 3rd LP.