Climbing Trees Set To Release New Single “Troubling Times” 30th April via StayLittle Music
With two critically-acclaimed albums, one EP and five singles under their collective belts, Welsh Music Prize-nominated Cymrucana pioneers CLIMBING TREES return this spring after three years of hibernation with brand new single Troubling Times. Released via Staylittle Music and distributed by The Orchard and PYST, the track will be available to download and stream across all major digital platforms from Friday April 30th 2021.
Recorded in isolation at Mwnci Studios in Hebron, Carmarthenshire – the setting for the
band’s critically-acclaimed albums Hebron and Borders – Troubling Times marks the
Trees’ first studio material since 2018’s Borders: Acoustic B Sides EP, released at the end of an eventful few years which included shows in the UK, Europe and USA alongside numerous television, radio and festival appearances, a live session at London’s iconic Maida Vale Studios and a performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Insatiable desert-esque rock emits from the first introduction to that gritty yet heroic tone, whilst you instantly become obsessed with this ensemble, Climbing Trees keep your attention fixated intently as they develop their impressive far-reaching atmosphere which they flawlessly craft and maintain throughout. This rich and expansive soundscape develops into this colossal ambiance. This juxtaposed electric guitar weaves into the standout string section which harnesses such intensity. Soulful harmonies cascade throughout.
“Troubling Times” in its entirety plays out for an emotional adventure, a voice you connect to, raw lyrics, and this immersive instrumentation, the arrangement unites all musicians to form these sweeping course that eventually escalates into this ferocious yet pivotal crescendo. Very skillfully Climbing Trees manipulate their vision by ramping up the power to present the urgency of this composition. The adventure of this single evolves into a harrowing journey and the impressive crescendo leaves this cathartic essence. This is anthemic and gallant.
Climbing Trees have distinguished themselves as this mature, strong creative force and together the musicians drive their energy into building these vast landscapes with sincere lyrics, they’ve sculpted these ardent tracks that identity so easily as something you can connect to and constantly come back to for comfort, hitting that repeat button. Climbing Trees are a band to fall in love with.
As the band’s frontman Matthew Frederick remarks; ‘We decided to take a year off in 2018 to spend a little time on our various solo and side projects. Before we knew it, two years had passed, then three, and a whole lot has happened in the world in that time. We didn’t want to come back until we had something to say, and, more importantly, a good song to say it with, and Troubling Times certainly feels timely in that sense. We’ve really enjoyed making music as Climbing Trees again, and we can’t wait to get back out on stage in front of the Trees fans, whenever that may be…’
Pre-save the single here – https://orcd.co/troublingtimes