Byron Bay electronic, chillwave 4-piece Tora have just released their smoothly-layered new single Call On Me. The ambient track follows on from Why Won’t You Wait and When Will I Learn, all of which will feature on the band’s forthcoming third album A Force Majeure, due for release on 3 September.
A week before the release of ‘Call On Me’, Tora launched a hotline for fans around the world to call and hear an exclusive sneak peak of the single before it dropped. Now that the track and video are out, a few lucky fans will get a call from the band themselves for a live chat and a stripped back performance.
The catchy track is accompanied by a feel-good, fairy-lit video which shows off the group’s strong creative palette and evolving musical style.
“’Call On Me’ is a study of fictional characters pursuing each other whilst trapped within a town or place that feels hostile. The looping of days becoming nights with little to break the monotony, still not able to connect despite the time to do so. The chorus is the release of this feeling, exploring the dichotomy between feeling trapped in a mood or place and then having your location or freedom liberate you. New places, people and landscapes providing perspective to a cloudy mind.” -Tora
A Force Majeure follows on from 2019’s richly-textured second album Can’t Buy The Mood and 2017’s lushly-layered debut album Take A Rest.
Over the course of the first two albums, the band received strong support from respected members of the international music community including both Sir Elton John (Beats 1) and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1).
Tora have toured around the US and UK/Europe, as well as extensively around their home country of Australia. They even have an adoring fan in Resident Evil/Fifth Element star Milla Jovovich. All of this on top of previous spots playing at Glastonbury, Splendour in the Grass, Reeperbahn (DE), The Great Escape (UK), Best Kept Secret (NL) and over 70 more festival appearances across the globe.