UK Dream-Folk Artist Chris Cleverley’s brand-new single ‘Still Life‘ paints an arresting picture of a dystopian world, ravaged by climate emergency. Three Counties-based Chris is among a new wave of pioneering artists carving an uncharted path through the UK acoustic landscape; Still Life is the second single from his highly anticipated album ‘Broadcast the Secret Verse’, scheduled for release in November. Following on from the album’s critically acclaimed debut track ‘Chlorophyll’, released this August, Cleverley’s new single draws audiences even further into the bold new sonic world he has created for this record.
Under the helm of producer John Patrick Elliott the track veers drastically away from the acoustic instrumentation of his earlier work, fully embracing eclectic Dreampop, Slowcore, Post Rock and Electronic influences.
This hard-hitting new track paints a vivid, apocalyptic picture of a world drained of vitality and essence, as nations fixated on progress, growth and conflict hasten the deterioration of our natural world. Recorded in a secret pop-up location amidst the serene woodland of the banks of the River Dart, Chris harnesses the beauty of his surroundings to truly connect with the imagined tragedy of their deterioration.
The single’s striking cover art was designed by painter Martin D Hyde, revered on the UK song writing scene for his work with Reveal Records, Lau and Kris Driver. His dystopian vision is the perfect accompaniment to this bold piece of music, primed for the emotional landscape of 2022.
‘Still Life’ is an anthem for those tired of screaming into the void, powerless to halt the pace of the ever-churning global industrial machine. A song to accompany a summer of unprecedented heatwaves, natural disasters and lifted fracking bans.
Still Life was released on 23 September.
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