London vocal group Shards have shared their new single 'Summer Sickness'.
The project is led by Kieran Brunt, a composer and arranger who worked on an ambitious project with Terry Riley in 2016.
Invited to put together a choir ensemble by the Barbican after the success of this project, this invitation is the root of Shards.
The group match together different voices, with Brunt aiming to avoid the seamless flow of different parts, instead emphasising and embracing the individuality of each voice.
Signed to Erased Tapes, debut album 'Find Sound' will be released on August 30th, with Shards' vision led by 'Summer Sickness'.
Kieran Brunt on the track: “I started with the idea of writing a version of the type of song you’d hear at the start of a teen movie, but with a jarring and unsettling feeling bubbling beneath the surface. I love songs which are superficially upbeat and positive, but reveal a darkness and uncertainty upon closer inspection. MIA is one of my favourites for this, an artist who slipped serious messages into the pop mainstream by using bright, colourful sounds and images as a disguise.”
Check out 'Summer Sickness' below.
Photo Credit: Oliver Chanarin
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