Gently Tender recorded the track with Matthew E. White at Rockfield Studios in Wales.
Gently Tender have returned with their new single Dead Is Dead.
It’s the first new music from the band – consisting of Sam Fryer, Will Doyle, Peter Mayhew of Palma Violets together with The Big Moon’s Celia Archer, and guitarist Adam Brown – in three years.
“Dead is Dead is a positive mantra on the subject of death,” Fryer explains. “I’m speculating the destiny of the human soul – how we may all connect and where that might be after death.”
“I’m using my voice to its full potential in this song, like a rallying call. I’m saying – maybe we’re not alone in death – there is part of our consciousness that does carry on in some form.”
“I fluctuate on this subject matter, but the majority of the time I do believe this. I think it’s important to be aware of death at all times, I think of my own death most days, but not in a morbid way – it helps me appreciate and refocus on what I’m trying to do – to know if what I’m doing is worth it. It’s a hopeful song, I’m excited to play it live.”
Celia Archer will be busy when Gently Tender support The Big Moon on a UK tour this spring.