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Still Corners Share “Crystal Blue”- The Third Single From Upcoming Studio Album “Dream Talk” Out April 5th via Wrecking Light Records

February 27, 2024
Credit – Paul Winter

STILL CORNERS SHARE NEW SINGLE “CRYSTAL BLUE” -OUT VIA WRECKING LIGHT RECORDS

NEW ALBUM ‘DREAM TALK’ OUT 5TH APRIL 2024

Still Corners return with new music ‘Crystal Blue’, the third single of their upcoming album Dream Talk, set to release 5th April via Wrecking Light Records.

Engulfing its listener, ‘Crystal Blue’ unearths its gleam with rhythmic repetitions of ocean waves against simplistic lyrics that come together to tell the story of two lovers separated by the sea, dreaming of reuniting one day. Hours go by, day and night, the breeze touches their skin, the waves become their only friends as they wait to meet again under the same moon. A soft drum beat, congas and a solitary marimba patter away as Tessa Murray asks, “Do fishes sleep, in the ocean blue? Do you dream of me like I dream of you?”. A crystal clear guitar solo whisks the listener to the far side of the world as the couple head off to a place they’ve never heard of just to be together again.

Through the delicate, disjointed drums and stripped-back sound, ‘Crystal Blue’ generates a surreal experience for listeners and embodies their album title by composing a Brian Eno-esque trance-like state through wispy vocals and silky ethereal instrumentation.

Incorporating these wave-like crashes into the exploration provides this hypnotic influence into the mix. Joined by the gentle chimes, buoyant low end carving out these compelling notes, and the delicate harmonies positioned above these infectious attributes that create yet another outstanding arrangement for Still Corners. A sense of fragility shines through the ensemble as Still Corners capture their unique form of magic, swirling into the movement of the vision. The magic and the addictive melody lead to the lead guitar and the warmth of the tonality playing out the final few bars, whaling through these complex notes to add further depth to the voyage.

Dream Talk” is the product of multiple locations, including East Sussex, the south of France and Woodstock, New York, which lent itself to its conception. “The songs came together quickly, and being able to write from anywhere kept up our momentum.” says Murray. Still Corners’ drive was also supplied via experimentation. The album’s producer, Greg Hughes, said of the album, “We tried various things like different mics, amps and effects before committing to anything. Everything was mixed analog through our new SSL console, there’s a gleam to the sound.”

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 have earned global commercial success with such releases as Strange Pleasures (2013) and 2021’s The Last Exit. In support of their upcoming album,  Still Corners have announced the Dream Talk Tour which will see them visit the US and Europe. Tour dates begin in the US on 17th April and end in Greece on 31st May (dates and tickets below).

TRACKLIST

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

17 APR | BROOKLYN, NY | ELSEWHERE

19 APR | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL

21 APR | SEATTLE, WA | THE CROCODILE

23 APR | LOS ANGELES, CA | REGENCY THEATRE

26 APR | MEXICO CITY, MX | FORO INDIE ROCKS

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

TICKETS

https://www.stillcorners.com/

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