Jealous of the Birds and Ryan Vail collaborate on Love is a Crow – due out 24 Feb

January 26, 2017

Releases Collaborative Single with
“Love is a Crow”
Digital release – 24 February via Quiet Arch
Minimalist electronic composer Ryan Vail has teamed up with Jealous of The Birds songstress Naomi Hamilton to create a one-off single, Love is a Crow, premiered today via Clash. The track opens with Hamilton’s gentle spoken word, betraying an obsession with the psychedelic poetry of Allen Ginsberg, before her lustrous vocal harmonies astutely negotiate Vail’s considered beats.

As Hamilton explains: “’Love Is A Crow’ touches on how sometimes, regardless of how passionate and fulfilling a relationship between two people is initially, one person’s doubt and vulnerability can self-sabotage it. In light of that, something about this love becomes damaged and almost sinister.”
The melding together of Ryan Vail and Jealous of the Birds’ work for this project seems both natural and extraordinary, as Vail explains: “For me Collaborating with JOTB was very much about putting a sound that people wouldn’t have expected to hear her on. After seeing her perform countless times, I started to discover this edge to her music that reveals itself the more your exposed to her. The sounds I developed were inspired by these findings.” Hamilton elaborates: “Ryan has this great quality of approaching this work with a kind of thoughtfulness that never gets in the way of productivity. He gets things done, which just made the collaboration simple and fun.”
The record, due 24th February via Quiet Arch, includes an instrumental version of the track as well as two remixes – by Stones Throw artist The Cyclist, and Belfast based producer DIE HEXEN (recently included on DJ David Holmes’ award winning Late Night Tales Compilation).
“Love is a Crow” Tracklisting:
1 Love is a Crow – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
2 Love is a Crow (Instr) – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
3 Love is a Crow – The Cyclist Remix – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
4 Love is a Crow – DIE HEXEN Remix – Jealous of The Birds and Ryan Vail
Ryan Vail – Live shows:
Thursday 19th January – Imbolic Festival Launch, Glassworks, Derry
Thursday 16th February – Output Festival, Belfast
Friday 24th January – , D Light Studios, Dublin
Monday 6th March – Servant Jazz Quarters, London

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