Hillstrom and Billy
Single OUT 2nd March 2015
‘The rich, layered melody starts to form together, creating the perfect compliment to lead singer Petter Hillström’s inspiring vocals. It’s a tune that one can get easily lost in, which should be the perfect remedy for those middle of the week blues.’- The Music Ninja
“As a whole, ‘The Arising’ showcases a talented group of musicians that come together to form a cohesive, heartfelt force.”- Earmilk
Originally a one-man band Hillström & Billy gradually gravitated into becoming a musical collective of fellow musicians. The low-key yet bracingly direct new single The Arising is a perfect example of a joint artistic effort for everyone involved. Taken out of the upcoming album called The Neverending Paint Job, the track shows off Hillström & Billy’s proficient skills at always keeping the idea of synergy at the core of their music.
Musically, The Arising boasts a truly dreamy and cinematic soundscape, carried on the back of rolling percussion work. Littered with fuzzed guitars, some larger-than-life piano organs and boasting an array of strings and harmonies. Attaining influences from the likes of Wilco,Midlake and Goldheart Assembly, The Arising has an undeniably relaxed yet active retro feel.
Produced by Christian Kjellvander, The Arising is filled with crafty arrangements, that make it a track that one can get easily lost in, and should be the perfect remedy for those middle of the week blues. The Arising will be available for sale and download 2nd March 2015.