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Still Corners Release New Single & Video “The Dream” – New Album “Dream Talk” Out 5th April via Wrecking Light Records

January 29, 2024
Photo Credit: Darcie Thompson

STILL CORNERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “THE DREAM”

TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM “DREAM TALK” OUT 5TH APRIL

Anglo-American duo Still Corners kick off the new year with a brand new single, ‘The Dream, ‘ which is out now. ‘The Dream’ is the second single announced off the eagerly awaited sixth album Dream Talk, available on 5th April 2024 via their own record label, Wrecking Light Records.

‘The Dream’ is Still Corners at their most seductive and romantic. This mysterious tale centres around a quote from Shakespeare’s illustrious A Midsummer’s Night Dream: “Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream”. Shakers and a lone rhythm guitar drop into a fast-paced beat of bass and drums, reminiscent of a train travelling at speed through a desert night – “we are on a night train, heading to the east end”. Tessa Murray’s melodic vocals are revealed gradually as the instrumental moves towards its climax. Shifting synths combine with crescendoing congas, gradually revealing the complete picture of this epic adventure – “dream within a dream”.

Speaking of the accompanying music video, Tessa Murray added: “The video is based on our deep love of mystery novels and cosy crime fiction. I play a new character called Penelope Braithwaite as she investigates the “Mystery of the Repeating Dream”. Folks from the fictitious town of Reverwood, Sussex have been falling into a repeating dream trap; when they wake up, they realise they are, in fact, in the same dream. Penelope arrives at a mysterious house to investigate. Does she solve the mystery, or is she also stuck in a looping dream? That’s for you to find out.

Beautifully filmed in the English countryside by the band, featuring steam trains and a dilapidated mansion set in vast gardens, this detective story is not to be missed!

Very fitting that a film-like production of the accompanying video matches the depth of Still Corners‘ creations. Another single which is vivid, hypnotic and pens this immersive soundscape and theme. Through the lyrics, the tones and the commanding beat, this atmosphere hypnotizes, a playful nod to some of the words itself. Still Corners are easily one of the most captivating outfits out there. With each composition they release, they showcase their ability to effortlessly create this addictive movement through their enriching orchestrations.

As the band continues to mature, their arrangements feel deeper and the new music they are sharing this year exhillarates their abilities to produce such lasting tracks. There is something so wild that Still Corners capture within their music, their vision, it feeds through their arrangement and reaches out to connect to the listener.

Recorded across three studios in the south of France, East Sussex, and Woodstock, New York, Dream Talk is elegant and wistful with a focused, stylish and seductive sound. Shaped by fantasies, dreams and automatic writing, Dream Talk almost fell together in a dream-like state. Murray explains: “I had tapped into something new, and the way it came out was quite hypnotic, like a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep,” adding the album name essentially wrote itself.

Still Corners is the musical project of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes, and formed shortly after Murray met Hughes by chance at a London train stop in 2009. Over the next (nearly) fifteen years, the band has delivered a steady stream of music that is at once reflective, searching and romantic. Showcasing a unique shimmering desert-noir sound, Still Corners has earned global commercial success with such releases as Strange Pleasures (2013) and 2021’s The Last Exit.

1.      Today is the Day

2.      The Dream

3.      Faded Love

4.      What is Real

5.      Lose More Slowly

6.      Secret World

7.      Let’s Make Up

8.      Crystal Blue

9.      The Ship

10.   Turquoise Moon

TOUR DATES

26 APR | MEXICO CITY, MX | FORO

5 MAY | BRIGHTON, UK | CHALK

6 MAY | MANCHESTER, UK | BAND ON THE WALL

7 MAY | BRISTOL, UK | STRANGE BREW

8 MAY | LONDON, UK | ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL

10 MAY | ST. NIKLAAS, BE | DE CASINO

11 MAY | DEN BOSCH, NL | WILLEM TWEE

12 MAY | PARIS, FR | CAFÉ DE LA DANSE

13 MAY | THE HAGUE, NL | PAARD

16 MAY | COPENHAGEN, DK | LOPPEN

17 MAY | HAMBURG, DE | BAHNHOF PAULI

18 MAY | LEIPZIG, DE | UT CONNEWITZ

19 MAY | BERLIN, DE | LIDO

20 MAY | WARSAW, PL | NIEBO

21 MAY | KRAKOW, PL | KWADRAT

22 MAY | BRATISLAVA, SK | NOVA CVERNOVKA

24 MAY | ISTANBUL, TR | TBC

25 MAY | ISTANBUL, TR | TBC

27 MAY | ŠKOFJA LOKA, SI | ŠKOFJA LOKA CASTLE

28 MAY | BOLOGNA, IT | LOCOMOTIV

29 MAY | MILAN, IT | ARCI BELLEZA

31 MAY | ATHENS, GR | GAGARIN 205

https://www.stillcorners.com/

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