Martin Callingham is a writer and musician from Bristol, UK. He has been melting audiences into a puddle with his intimate delivery and beautifully crafted songs since 2016’s ‘Tonight We All Swim Free’. The album found admirers around the world and gained acclaim from major press and radio like BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, Louder Than War & Folk Radio and now Callingham is back with a gorgeous sophomore album ‘Patterns’ due for release this December.
‘Bedding In’ is the second single release from the new album, recorded by Jim Barr (Portishead, Get the Blessing) at J&J Studios, Bristol. ‘Bedding In’ is an intriguing melancholic single with haunting harmonies and solemn organs weaving around Callingham’s distinctive hushed vocal sound. Recalling Iron And Wine or perhaps William Fitzsimmons, ‘Bedding In’ is folk music that goes deeply into occult indie and psychedelic territories, its icy darkness perfect for settling down for a reflective winter.
The single comes with a striking claymation video. About its creation, Callingham said “The video for Bedding In was made by Sam Wisternoff, who has worked with the likes of This Is The Kit, Rachael Dadd and Get The Blessing. When we got together to discuss the video, I had been drinking all afternoon and inadvertently agreed to Sam having a free rein on the project. The end result, Sam's first attempt at claymation, is pretty weird. But I rather like it.”
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