We got word of this last month but with the current volume of requests, we have only just got to this gorgeous new single from Emily Barker. I’m told it will be backed with a new version of the Bafta Award winning track ‘Nostalgia’ (used by the BBC as the theme for Wallander), ‘The Rains’ is a brand new track, which we have featured for you in the video below…
‘The Rains’ was written to accompany a beautiful super-8 short film by Patti Gaal-Holmes, inspired by Robert Creeley’s poem ‘The Rain’, in which small, perceived moments such as a walk in the forest, a bird in flight, rushing water, or a painterly sky inform a remembering of the self: “What am I to myself that must now remain?”.
‘Nostalgia’ first appeared on the band’s second album ‘Despite the Snow’, and was later adapted for BBC crime series ‘Wallander’ starring Kenneth Brannagh, picking up a Royal Television Gala Award and a BAFTA for Best TV Theme. This new version is based on the television edit, released to coincide with the much-anticipated third series of Wallander.
Both tracks were recorded in January at Gorbals Sound in Glasgow with revered Scottish producer Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Capercaillie, Lau to name but a few), having been introduced to him by Linn Records.
Emily says “It was an absolute joy and honour to have the opportunity to work with a producer of Calum’s calibre, and we’re delighted with the results.
The band are now planning to record a full album with Calum, with support from Linn.