Fyfe and Iskra Strings today share a fresh glimpse into their eagerly anticipated ‘Interiority’ album by sharing the brand new track ‘Night Sky’. Set to be released on June 10th, ‘Interiority’ will be the duo’s first full album together after previously releasing two self-titled EPs, which were combined in 2019’s ‘Extended Play’ collection.
‘Night Sky’ perfectly encapsulates the duo’s ability to conjure evocative images with their multi-textured soundscapes. Initially, the song establishes that nocturnal mood by drawing heavily on Iskra Strings’ neo-classical roots. Suddenly and surprisingly it takes flight, with swooning vocal layers and increasingly bombastic strings adding an adventurous streak to its beguiling beauty.
‘Night Sky’ is indicative of the broad scope of the ‘Interiority’ album. It’s a track that offers something completely different to the existential, ethereal alt-kilter pop of the previously released title track or the hypnotically haunting ‘’, which features Mysie. Despite those sonic differences, there’s a cohesive sense of boundary-breaking throughout, especially with the input of further special guests including Ghostpoet, Rae Morris, Aquilo and Kelly Lee Owens.
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While ‘Interiority’ often pulsates with an otherworldly ambience, the duo’s back story is completely down-to-earth. The duo first met in the London suburb of Acton almost twenty years ago, when Iskra Strings (James Underwood) was hired to give Fyfe (Paul Dixon) violin lessons. They remained friends as their careers took off: Iskra Strings became a go-to collaborator for the likes of The xx, Maribou State and Sufjan Stevens, while Fyfe released acclaimed solo albums such as ‘Control’ and ‘The Space Between’. Their collaboration on ‘Extended Play’ showed the endless possibilities that could come with a full album project together – and that will be fully realised with the release of ‘Interiority’.