British band Another Sky dropped their EP on New Year’s Day called Music For Winter Vol. 1 via Fiction.
Nice moody indie rock that really feels like winter time.
About the EP:
“Winter is the perfect time for sombre music,” says Catrin Vincent, vocalist and lyricist of Another Sky.
“Some songs are old, some are new, all are entirely collaborative.
After being kept apart because of the lockdown and writing a bunch of our second album separately, we just wanted to get back into our studio and record.”
For the first time in six years, the band couldn’t see each other, and the band’s bassist Naomi was able to sit still long enough to confront her intense fear of going to hell for being in a same-sex relationship, due to a Christian upbringing.
Catrin explains, “After lockdown eased, myself and Naomi revisited the opening track ‘Pieces,’ an old track originally sung by Naomi. We wrote lyrics together from an imagined conversation with a loved one telling Naomi she was going to hell.”
Naomi’s journey became the lyrical foundation for each of these six songs as Catrin drew universal comparisons with others’ lives; “a struggle with identity, walking past churches you are no longer part of and the person you become when you are in pain. If there is no end in sight of struggle, where are our white sands, green hills and fresh fish? If we can’t ever truly escape, which is what we were exploring in our debut album I Slept On The Floor, can we carry paradise in ourselves?”
Naomi adds about her experience, “It’s so easy to push things to the back of your mind. You never really know the impact this has on you until it becomes overbearing, and you’re forced to address it. I found it incredibly cathartic to tackle these issues head-on by visualising certain situations and being able to say whatever I needed to say, both in therapy and in writing music.”
Music For Winter Vol.I gets: