English singer-songwriter Ralegh Long‘s “Dusk (Change)” is the new track taken from his forthcoming EP We Are In the Fields, due out on 12 August via Gare du Nord. This gentle, restrained E.P picks up where Hoverance left off, with woodwind and picked guitars calling to mind Nick Drake, Whiskeytown’s Pneumonia and the later albums of the Innocence Mission. “Dusk(Change)” in particular pays a debt to Nick Drake, with a beautifully cascading melody, delicately picked guitars and warm pedal steel creating a richly crafted sound with an inviting ambience. We have the premiere for his ‘Dusk(Change’ video:
The video picks up on the E.P’s preoccupation with time and change. Home video footage was projected on to Long as he performed the track; all the imagery and effects you see were done live with out the use of overlays.
A year after his critically acclaimed debut album Hoverance, Ralegh Long returns with a subtle new E.P, We Are In The Fields. The E.P is released digitally and as a cotton tote bag with artwork by the renowned illustrator Frances Castle.
Set once again in the fields around his home, the E.P charts the course of a single day, with tracks named ‘Morning’, ‘Afternoon’, ‘Dusk’ and ‘Night’. The fields of the title are are known locally as ‘Webster’s Gold’, after the man who made his fortune growing wheat for biscuits to be shipped to soldiers in the Crimea. The songs obliquely touch on these stories.
Long’s debut album Hoverance was released last year and was well received in the UK and Europe.
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