A Perfect Dichotomy of Electronica, Folk & Singer-Songwriter..
Russell says the best £20 he ever spent was at the age of 14 when he picked up a guitar from the local Salvation Army charity shop in Suffolk. Since then, he’s gone on to support the likes of Dodgy, Will and the People, and Mercury Prize nominees, Sweet Billy Pilgrim. He’s also recently graced the stage at possibly the world’s most exclusive club – Berghain, in Berlin.
Now spending his time between London and Berlin, Russell has recently adapted his sound from his folk-leaning roots. Now experimenting with electronica, his last EP A.M.-BPM was called “Something truly, truly special” by Clash Magazine. Now the British songwriter returns with a stunning piece of Electronica. One for fans of SOHN or Bon Iver, it’s a thoroughly well thought out piece of music. On the track, Russell states.
“For this song, I picture a lazy Summer afternoon, spent folded in the arms of your lover. The yellowing Sun filters through a high rise apartment blind, curtains breathing and folding, as you swim through each other, bodies flowing and melting. Discarded clothes, make the bed an island. Waters are rising outside. You’re stranded, abandoned, but drenched and distracted in passion.
Beneath the light haze of excitement, there is heavier intensity. Misplaced connection. The lovers don’t know each other, are projecting onto each other. Her lover is not me, just somebody who she thinks she sees. It’s not clear how many people are lying there together. “