17 May 2023 Reviews
Silverhours has released his debut single ‘Doldrums’ on 31st March. ‘Doldrums’ is the first single from Silverhours debut LP, ‘Madeleine Moment’ which is out on 9th June. The song was written in London during the COVID 19 lockdown when life felt like “being in the middle of the ocean of uncertainty”. Silverhours describes this song as “my anthem for surviving the days of uncertainty, loss and struggle. It is a sad song, but this sorrow also brings you joy and hope”.
The song arrangement has evolved from the sound of a Hologram Microcosm pedal and a programmed glitchy drum sequence. Accompanied by a stack of electro guitars, analogue synths and swirling echoes, the track blends together to create a hypno-groove sound.
Silverhours is a musician based in London who takes inspiration from the geometry of musical rhythms and the dark sounds of Scottish electronic duo, Boards Of Canada. His artistry features an eclectic mix of sounds, influenced by both jazz and electronica.
The album was mixed by Shuta Shinoda who has worked with the likes of Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard and mastered by John Davis, famous for his work with Gorillaz, The Killers, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.
Silverhours was a winner of Nick Cave’s cover competition in August 2020. “The deeply moving version of Spinning Song, with its extraordinarily affecting home video footage, was such a strange, bold and emotional elevation of the original.” – Nick Cave
Silverhours is releasing a cinematic video alongside the single. The video is inspired by the works of German dancer and choreographer, Pina Bausch, and explores the concept of involuntary memory and how senses such as smell and touch can trigger a past experience. The music video was directed by Craig McLaughlin and features talented dance duo James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight.
‘Doldrums’ is available on all streaming platforms now.