Reveal moving new track ‘Nouveau Né’
Taken from brand new Contemporary Classical album ‘Caught a Black Rabbit’ out November 13th on Akira Records
Experimental five piece Phoria have shared a moving piano piece from their forthcoming album – new single ‘Nouveau Né‘ is out today. It’s the final track to be released from their second album Caught a Black Rabbit, out November 13th on Akira Records.
Known for icy shades of electronica and boundary-pushing experimentation with sound, Phoria’s debut Volition was a masterclass in the art of intimate song writing, executed with incredible precision. The five-piece group have now returned with a surprising change of pace.
“I wanted to honour the first ever baby born to a band member with a fresh, innocent piece. To capture the excitement of that new little spark of life” says band member Trewin Howard. “It was actually finished and sent to the hospital on the day little Evanny was born. Mumma, Pappa, and her tiny new ears all heard it together out of a crunchy phone speaker within hours of her arriving in the world. So touched! Imagine what nonsense it must have sounded like to her trippy little baby mind!” says Howard of the song.
Phoria continues to push their own boundaries when it comes to crafting and recording a piece of orchestration that is destined to move any listener. They intently carry an air of charm and striking emotive elements found in each key, each note. The emotion oozes through the intensity of the note- the longing reverberation, the chilling atmosphere. They highlight the abundance of gentle notes to the vivid hard-hitting tones. Phoria expertly provides a harrowing exploration found within their standout instrumentation. Compelling and complex you will adore this ensemble.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios with an array of talented musicians including a 12-piece ensemble, and the return of founding band member Jeb Hardwick (who briefly departed after their debut), the piece really sung in those hallowed halls.
The band, at last reunited, understood the true value of their musical connection, which spans 25 years. “I’ve learned that we just have this shared vision of what music is, and what it should do to people. Whatever animal Phoria is, it requires all of us to release it.”
Formed 25 years ago at primary school in Salisbury, the bonds that tie Trewin Howard, Ed Sanderson, and Jeb Hardwick together run deep. By the age of eight, Howard and Sanderson were playing violin and cello together; by ten, they’d formed their first band. They were joined by Seryn Burden in 2011 and James Cheeseman in 2016. Yet while music has been a constant in their lives, they’ve been guided by the principle of only releasing when it felt right. When it felt special. “It’s very hard to put together music that you’re really, really, pleased with,” says Howard. “That’s how it should be.”