Ex Libras announce Free Download and awesome new video
aaamusic | On 11, Feb 2011
Ex Libras finished off 2010 by taking their EP, Cut(s), on a mini tour of the UK. They then retired back to their infamous shed, keen to develop their second album due for release later this year. Never ones to stay quiet for too long, the lads have decided to punctuate the silence between their last EP and the hotly anticipated album by releasing new single – Teenage Eyes.
Teenage Eyes follows on from the success of their debut album, Suite(s) and its’ counterpart EP, Cut(s), which saw the lads re-imagining a selection of tracks from their first release into a hauntingly produced, and genuinely beautiful, musical masterpiece. The single is taken from the EP, and is representative of their stripped down, acoustic approach to the production process.
Opening with Kieran‘s chillingly ominous piano piece, complimented by Amit‘s expert finger work on the guitar, the song removes all sonic barriers between the band the listener. You’re left with Ross‘ minimalist drums, throbbing bass guitar and a vocal track that transcends them both, creating the effect of a lover whispering strange tales of beautiful tragedy, lips pressed tight against your ear. Guest instrumentalist on the single is cellist Ruth Campbell (Aerial’s Up), whom the boys met whilst on their Northern UK tour. Ruth perfectly compliments the sound and feel of the track.
To commemorate this release, Ex Libras have teamed up with KIFilms‘ very own Beau Fowler, who has produced and directed a visually stunning music video that compliments the bands eerily cinematic sound perfectly. Listening to Teenage Eyes is an amazing experience in itself – Beau’s contribution turns it into an experience that borders on the transcendental.