NEWS: The Elephant Trees release new single ‘Day 42’ today

NEWS: The Elephant Trees release new single ‘Day 42’ today

Leeds’ trio The Elephant Trees today reveal their new single, ‘Day 42’. It is taken from Come Play With Me’s latest compilation Side by Side, due for release in summer 2021. Come Play With Me is a Leeds based development organisation, record label and magazine which first launched as a singles club in 2015. And the album Side by Side “is a callout to support women, marginalised genders and LGBTQ+ identifying artists based in the north of England.”

Speaking about ‘Day 42’, The Elephant Trees’ lead singer Martha Phillips says “Day 42 was definitely inspired by the magical year that was 2020! Lyrically, it just sets the tone of where my mental health was at, pretty bleak. I wrote the song in April 2020 and every day just felt like it was on repeat. The writing/production process was actually really interesting, as I spent most of lockdown working on my production skills and this was one of the first songs I produced by myself. A lot of the sounds are from around my flat – tapping on a glass bottle, water from a tap – that kind of thing. Just anything I could get my hands on. I then sent the basis of the track to Sam and Tom and we worked on it over zoom together. They both invested in a few mics and we all recorded our parts at home. We then sent the project to our good pal Lotte of Luna Pines who’s production we love. She added a few textures and mixed the track for us. I’m really happy with the sound as it captures a period of time for me.”

Photo credit: Declan Creffield

Listen to ‘Day 42’ here:

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