As DJ and curator of some of the wildest events in town, Curtis Pawley was already the prince of NYC nightlife when a June 2022 exposé in The New York Times revealed him to be one-half of anonymous disruption-duo The Ion Pack. In the words of the Times: “The project, which began as an Instagram account in 2018, peddling memes that punched up and poked fun at New York City’s film establishment, has become something of an underground talk show for the city’s downtown artistic scene.”
Pawley now introduces to the world a new facet of his creative spirit: The Life. The band’s debut single "Grace" defies all expectations and delivers an instantly accessible, ecstatically soulful version of pop-rock. A glorious embrace and exuberant reimagining of the mainstream, "Grace" uses Top 40 hits of the ’90s and ‘00s as its lexicon, offering up an earnest, irresistible song that bounces and glistens.
With only a few shows under their belt, The Life has already had high profile support slots with the likes of The 1975 and Beach Fossils. "Grace" was mixed with Gabe Schuman (Oneohtrix Point Never, Bladee).