English duo Two Circles are set to release their debut album The Underworld & You on August 31st. What’s more, the guys are set to unveil their new single and accompanying lyric video this week, but we’re delighted to bring you the premiere a day early!
Take a watch of the stunning visuals, for Ballet In A Snowstorm…
Talking to TFFT about the release, Noah de Grunwald described the track as: “Flying (literally) in the face of death. A flight of blind faith off into a vast expanse of unknown night, somewhere only Amelia Earhart and the soul of a long-gone Grandpa might know”
Comprised of father and son duo Nick and Noah de Grunwald, Two Circles is the first collaborative project from the pair, despite them having worked on music together for years. The Underworld & You was recorded at The Situation Room studio in West London while Noah was in his final year at university. It was co-produced by Two Circles and Tim Wills (Ian Brown, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
“We’ve been playing together informally for many years,” says Noah. “Dad taught me guitar chords when I was 14. I’d been trying to write my own songs, as he does in his own time. Eventually, it naturally just got to the place where we played each other songs around the table. He added harmonies to what I was doing and I played on what he was doing. Then we realised it sounded really good, and decided to record a few”
Two Circles tried to retain the almost magical, stripped-back intimacy that they had found themselves conjuring up together at home. This is reflected on their debut album with the dream like gentle production, born from the intimate round-the-table songwriting sessions. The gentle beauty of the duo’s harmonies and arrangements is most apparent on lead track Ballet In A Snowstorm, with other standouts including the Iron & Wine-esque Lodestar and the driving Americana of Portland, Oregon
It’s evident that there’s something very special about the entrancing musical spell woven by Two Circles on The Underworld & You. One listen and you’re likely to fall under it