Hayden Thorpe has unveiled his new EP Aerial Songs with its lead track Blue Crow.
The Wild Beasts alumni will follow his debut solo album Diviner on October 16th, and reflected the current times by writing and producing the EP alone, though some additional work was undertaken by Nathan Jenkins, Richard Formby and Fabian Prynn.
“Since my first broody teenage attempts to make music and beyond into gradually becoming an adult concerned with making decent music, I’ve found the prospect of making work about the Lake District an off-puttingly daunting task,” Thorpe says. “I’ve always felt ill equipped to even nearly match the enchantment of being within the fells.”
“I wouldn’t say I’m any better prepared now, it might just be that I can perhaps more precisely distil the vital affirmation I feel in the mountains. Maybe it is that I am, by now, far enough away from the blast radius of a frustrated rural youth shit show to get clear headed and attempt it.”