I've previously waxed lyrical about the lead single off the forthcoming EP from Paul Dixon aka David's Lyre, entitled 'In Arms'. Now I can rave about the EP since just this week I was kindly given a sneak listen to the lush, beautifully arrangements, full of romance and a lovely depth not only in instrumentation; but of emotion and influences. Anyway, this post isn't about the EP, despite how gorgeous I think it is.
New single 'In Arms' is being given proper accompaniment, with an otherworldy video and an excellent remix from Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman. I'm impressed with the amount of care and thought going into everything that's coming from David's Lyre, where each element feels considered and pieced together with care. Yet nothing is overwrought either, because it all has it's place. Check the captivatingly grim fairy tale video below, perfectly directed, animated, designed and composed (mad multi skillz, huh) by Andrey Shushkov:
Now the remix is like the coolest bed time story ever - in the least sleepy way possible. With a syncopated beat and double kicks, Steadman's remix comforts and soothes. Where as the original leaps with a kind of ominous buoyance just as the mechanical horse of the video does, the remix moves with a curiousity about it; exploring the soundscape gently with it's trundling and dynamic production. Beautiful.
David's Lyre is currently on tour around the UK, so if you have a chance, GO GO GO see him.