Tuesday, 1 December 2020

WATCH: Low Island - 'In Your Arms'

My superbly talented pals Low Island have done it again. In glorious style. New tune In Your Arms sees their trademark synth and guitar sounds wrap around Carlos' nostalgic and emotive vocals. The animated video from Bristol-based animator Patrick Atkins brings everything together - as always for the band, the track doesn't begin and end with the music itself, they're always in touch with the visual side, whether it be the artwork, video or at the live show, and it's particularly stunning here. The track was created in rural France (produced by the band themselves and mixed by Matt Wiggins (Porridge Radio, Glass Animals)) where the band rented a barn and spent time this year writing, recording, filming new content and learning everything they could about the industry they're in. They even set up their own label. Their press call them a 'DIY machine' and I can't help but agree. 

On the new track, Carlos comments "In Your Arms is a love letter to my childhood bedroom. It's about how objects or spaces that are important to us can get tangled up in our past and present, and how the memories and emotions they evoke can both comfort us and weigh us down. I find this to be particularly true of spaces we associate with childhood - they are heavy, often with so many contradictory feelings which complicates our relationship with them. This combination of comfort and oppression through nostalgia was at the heart of the conversations we had with Patrick about the video. We talked about artists like Rachel Whiteread and Robert Kipniss, playing with everyday objects and abstracting them to take on new meanings." 

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