EXCLUSIVE: David Norland's cinematic new single 'Dark Boots Chorale'

EXCLUSIVE: David Norland’s cinematic new single ‘Dark Boots Chorale’

Composer, David Norland releases his debut album ‘Glam Tear Stain’ on the 25th of October through Denovali Records.

On his first, full length solo album the Emmy-nominated composer melds intricate electronic influences, with elements of his film scoring work. These are widescreen backdrops with intimate, minimalistic piano and string arrangements, it was made over a period of personal sadness, change and acceptance.

Today, we premiere the enveloping and cinematic arrangements of ‘Dark Boots Chorale’ below.

‘Dark Boots Chorale’ is based around delicate piano and string playing, combined with unexpected textures and rhythmic tones,

The music I want to make has changed over time – from imitation baroque pieces as an 11-year old chorister, through guitar pop with my first teenage bands, experimental sonic works with my first rudimentary recording equipment in my early 20s, through electronics, drum and bass, and reggae, leading finally to piano, choral, and string music informed by my film scoring work”, says Norland.

The English-LA-based Norland recently composed the score to the 2018 HBO film ‘My Dinner with Herve’ starring Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan, and is known for his musical collaborations in the news and film worlds including ‘20/20’, ‘Good Morning America’, ‘The View’ and ‘Anvil! The Story of Anvil’.


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