Cinematic duo Vanbur share reflective new single ‘Last Look’
Debut E.P ‘Human’ out Jan 17th
Cinematic duo Vanbur recently announced their debut E.P alongside the release of ethereal titular track ‘Human’. Today we share the pair’s second offering, ‘Last Look’, a song rooted in moments of reflection inspired by winter’s rapid approach.
Having already made a name for themselves as prolific film and television scoring composers, Jessica Jones and Tim Morrish are turning their hand to songwriting. The duo’s combined credits include BAFTA nominated film Pili and BBC2’s upcoming series Scandal as well as additional music cues for films such as Aquaman and Netflix series The Alienist. Jessica is a Scottish BAFTA award-winning composer and has also featured as a vocalist on productions such as Netflix’s upcoming film Lost Girlsand ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital.The pair have also scored advertising campaigns for brands such as Barbour, Levi’s and Bose.
Nowthe London-based multi-instrumentalists are releasing their debut E.P under the name Vanbur. ‘Human’ is a record rooted in moments of solitude and reflection, as well as the power of connectivity and unity. “Last Look is about the moment after conflict, when you have a quiet moment of reflection and thoughtfulness to consider everything that is said, not said and the subtext inbetween” says Morrish, on Vanbur’s new single. “This along with Fall was one of the last tracks written for the EP, very much influenced by the nights drawing in and winter approaching”.
Jessica’s haunting and ethereal vocals are at times in the foreground with dream-pop sensibilities, and elsewhere operate as an additional layer to the orchestration and instrumentation, to rich and emotive effect. The EP is both cinematic, and contemporary; influenced by Arvo Pärt, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sufjan Stevens and London Grammar alike.
Written and recorded in their home studios, Vanbur’sdebut E.P Human is out on January 17th and it’s a celebration of orchestral colours married with other-worldly electronic production. A stunning introduction to the work of two acclaimed musicians, who are just getting started.