Today, our friends Febueder release their captivating new single ‘Pasiphae’. The track emerges from a 2020 which saw the UK avant-indie talents release their critically praised debut album ‘Tomalin Has Etched In’, perform twice on COLORS, and focus on writing as respite from the year’s uncertainty.
‘Pasiphae’ is an ardent new offering about finding calmness and sanguinity in deadlock. It’s a reminder to look beyond the immediacy of stagnation rather than letting it envelop you. Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kieran Godfrey explains “For so many people the past year has brought with it an almost ever-present sense of gridlock. When you’re understandably tetchy about such matters stubbornness is born, however when you allow this to dissipate self-esteem prevails”. The attenuated bass line, steady percussion and poignant vocals encapsulate the feeling of resiliency that was in the air when the song took shape for Febueder. “It was inadvertent but even the instrumental averts that lower mental frequency” Godfrey reflects.
The breathtaking docustyle video, directed by Lara Shea, tells the story of Canadian athlete Tyler Turner and his recovery following a skydiving accident. “We’re very grateful to Lara and Tyler,” percussionist Samuel Keysell explains. “We were in the process of writing Pasiphae when Lara enquired about using one of our songs for her documentary called Sixty Seconds. We were so moved by Tyler’s story, and some of the thematic parallels it had with Pasiphae, that we immediately wanted to be involved.” The stunnin, and some of the thematic parallels it had with Pasiphae, that we immediately wanted to be involved.” The stunning Pasiphae video is the first taste of the documentary ‘Sixty Seconds’ which is set for release later this year.