London up and comer Silverhours, shares the anticipated second single, ‘Sad Letter,’ a vibrant, melancholic, haunting and subtly beautiful soundscape taken the upcoming debut album, ‘Madeleine Moment.’
Inspired by the captivating narratives of Haruki Murakami’s novels and the evocative atmosphere of Korean cinema, Silverhours weaves together a rich tapestry of organic sonic textures to create an otherworldly yet grounded soundscape on ‘Sad Letter’. As comparable to The Beatles as it is to Doves and Radiohead, the track builds a striking dreamy atmosphere right from with off with layers of scratchy strings surrounding the main guitar line.
As the track slowly grows introducing deep bass and layers of brass, the track gradually builds towards an explosive and emotionally intense climax.
Collaboration played a significant role in the production of ‘Sad Letter’ with cellist Clare O’Connell, known for her contributions to Radiohead and the Smile records, lending her talent with some delicate and beautiful strings throughout the track. The track also features Joe Auckland, acclaimed for his trumpet performances with the likes of Mumford and Sons and The Pet Shop Boys as well as Clive Deamer (Portishead, Radiohead) on drums, and Timothy Lefebrve (David Bowie) on the bass guitar.
Speaking about the track, Silverhours shares: “It is about inner beauty and emptiness, the power of the moment, and deep memories of the past.”
A brilliant, depthy and expressive sonic experience, ‘Sad Letters’ is out now. Listen below: