Manchester ‘Neu Cinematic’ four-piece Embers have announced the release of new single Drowning through AWAL and available for download via iTunes on November 24th. Inspired by the cinematic, including composer John Murphy and artists such as Radiohead, Run The Jewels and Bon Iver, Embers merge their influences together to create a sound filled with grandeur and urgency.
Following the previous single Until the Dawn and the double A-side release of Signs/Unbound earlier this year, Drowning showcases a new side to Embers’ sound. Calmer and more considered, influenced by the ambient trip-hop of Massive Attack and the majestic electronica of London Grammar and Bon Iver, the band merge their tendency for the cinematic to create a career high point for the Manchester four-piece.
‘With Drowning, we wanted to create something intense, dark and cinematic, yet meaningful. It’s a step into the unfamiliar for us. We wanted to infuse our sound with the downtempo electronic tracks we’d been listening to – to create something that was different from anything we’d tried before. We focused on manipulating live choral vocals to leave the effect of a song swirling around the distorted beats and it took on this feeling of being gradually submerged and being unable to come up for breath”
Watch ‘Drowning’ BELOW:
The live video, which is the second part of two live performances filmed at Manchester’s spectacular Albert Hall, is simply stunning. Flanked by a cellist, violinist and a backing singer, it elevates the song to a further level, giving an insight into the scale of the band’s sound and their captivating live performances.
Embers are George Agan, Will Clutton, Steven McInerney and Dan Houghton.
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