Today, vocalist Elizabeth Fraser and percussionist Damon Reece have announced their newest project – Sun’s Signature which will release a 5-song EP out physically on 18 June 2022 via Partisan Records for Record Store Day, with a digital release following a few weeks later in July. To coincide with the announcement, the life and musical partners have shared genre-defying highlight ‘Golden Air’ which is accompanied by a beautiful video, and marks Fraser’s first piece of new music in 13 years.
‘Golden Air’ features Fraser’s trademark angelic vocals that soar and glide above a sparse, atmospheric instrumentation featuring a liquid wandering bass and jangling, bubbling synths and guitars. The music ebbs and flows with a dreamy fugue – celestial and sparkling – accompanied by a lush visualiser:
‘Golden Air’ and the EP are available to stream, download and pre-order here.
Fraser, the iconic voice of Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil’s ‘Song to the Siren’, is also internationally recognized for her vocal contributions to Massive Attack’s trail-blazing ‘Mezzanine’ LP – most notably their biggest hit, ‘Teardrop’. Reece, the long-time drummer with political art-rock giants Massive Attack, also spent the ‘90s as a member of Spiritualized and Echo and the Bunnymen. He has also recorded and performed with Baxter Dury, Goldfrapp, The Flies, and Butch Vig’s 5 Billion in Diamonds and many more.
The songs on ‘Sun’s Signature’ have been ruminating in the background of Fraser and Reece’s lives in some form for more than years, ever since Cocteau Twins broke up in 1997. This promises to be a very special EP.
Feature Photograph: Ben Part