The US indie-folk duo Falling Awake released the single Chemicals on the 2nd.
My apologies to all concerned, as although this article is being written on the 2nd you won’t see this until the 9th, such is the wondrous melange of material that is filtering through the email inbox at present – however – I am a firm believer of better late than never.
Chemicals has a sonorous acoustic guitar and vocal combination which revolves slowly around the room whilst an underpinning hum of bowed strings gives the piece an ethereal texture as subtly placed muffled percussion adds to the layering of the dreamy flow of the just over three and a half minute track.
Having taken a listen to the Falling Awake back-catalogue of material which is typically of boisterous spikiness making Chemicals something of an aberration, however, a welcome one at that as it does demonstrate their prowess at handling a tender peach and being able not to bruise it.
Word arrives of an LP in the wings and it will be interesting to discover which set of brushes they bring to the album.
Chemicals – Single – Falling Awake is available on iTunes*
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