Described by Elbow frontman Guy Garvey as his ‘Artist of the Year’ on his 6music show, Welsh duo Samana (aka Rebecca Rose Harris and Franklin Mockett) have released a new single All One Breath, which we’re absolutely delighted to premiere right here on Backseat Mafia this morning.
Describing the track as “a rumination of our interrelations with nature, and the impressions we carve on the world which surrounds us. Wisdom has been exchanged for naivety, which took the guise of intelligence, but the solution is buried within the ancestral part of each and every one of us”, the pair recorded it, mixed and produced it somewhere remote in France.
Built on this emotion soaked piano line and Harris’ remarkable vocal, All One Breath hints at psych-folk, but also moments of neo-classical as this wash of vocal sounds laps gently between verses. What transpires is a song where you almost daren’t make a noise, for fear it might interrupt things.
In simple terms, it’s heart-stoppingly beautiful. Check it out, here