VIDEO PREMIERE: Ritual Cloak - 'Shell'

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ritual Cloak – ‘Shell’

Following on from their second album Divine Invasions, collaborations with Welsh poet Autumn Juvenile and Polish Artist Michal Iwanowski, plus a cover of R.E.M‘s ‘Orange Crush’ that appeared on our compilation, Welsh duo Ritual Cloak are back with a brand-new single ‘Shell’. Released on 23rd November across all digital platform, today we are debuting the accompanying video watch it below.

Haunting and serene, ‘Shell’ is anchored by an ambient piano loop and a rising electronic tapestry that houses evocative vocals ripe with longing. It’s about being in a dream where you’re constantly searching for someone but never quite find them. 

They say:“It’s an idea that’s been floating around for a few years and gone through a number of different versions before becoming what it is now. Originally Shell was written for acoustic guitar and had a completely different feel. Dan remembers re-listening to Metals by Feist and being inspired by the dramatic intimacy of the album, leading to Shell being rewritten for piano. When the song was brought to the studio Sanders suggested taking the vocals outside of the usual comfort zone. 

The inspiration for this method of production was taken from Bon Iver and Mogwai, experimenting with vocoder and the deliberate use of autotune for the first time. As a result the song entered new musical territories, and served as a reminder to ourselves that there are no rules in what we do. “

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