A muscular bass spine with the genetic code of New Order or The Cure drives the shimmering new single ‘Etched’ from Fleeting Persuasion (essentially the work of Melbourne songwriter James Spencer Harrison), while his urgent vocals recall the passion and vitality of Richard Butler from The Psychedelic Furs. But the overall sound is something unique and bold: a wall of sparkling instrumentation and a thread of yearning as Harrison sings of the indelible nature of memory:
It’s etched right here
Pulls me back
I don’t want to get close
I don’t want to let go
Harrison says of the track, part of an album being developed in collaboration with Tobey Doctor (ex-Sounds Like Sunset):
We’re excited to share the first song ‘Etched’, there’s an immediacy to it that made sense to release first,
It’s a driving muscular, innervating sound that is further enhanced by the brilliant stop motion video accompanying the song – animated and directed by Adam Walsh. Harrison says of the result:
Adam wrote a story inspired by the song, so to see his visions come to life has been unreal!
It’s a brilliantly executed, immersive video that serves the effervescent, radiant sounds:
‘Etched’ is out now and available to stream and download here and through the link below. An album is in the pipeline:
There’s a collection of songs I’ve been working on with Tobey. He’s got quite the producer’s brain and so the drums, bass lines and production have been his vision. I haven’t needed much convincing as we both love similar sounds and textures!
Fleeting Persuasion have just supported China Crisis on their recent Australian tour and have a support slot with The Clouds at The Croxton in Melbourne on December 9th.