It’s a day of double joy for us, not only do we finally get to present the absolutely brilliant new album from REW<< to you in it’s its glory, we also have a beautiful new video for the album track ‘Swan’s Melody’ to excite your eyes and ears.
On Olive Skinned, Silver Tongued Sirens Sing Swan Songs, the eclectic songcraft of REW<< (Ryan E. Weber) is refracted through the lens of a laptop, conveying the open-endedness, excitement and disconnection of post-modern living while maintaining the immediacy of pop. From the grand to the intimate, REW<<’s many shades blend beautifully within the one canvas thanks to Weber’s skilled hand. His compositional dexterity manages to invest the album’s dreaminess with a sense of drama. From shimmering, widescreen electronic pop to haunting, minimal ballads, REW<< traverses dizzyingly varied terrain across the album’s 30 minutes, crafting a vivid journey that demands repeat visits.
The new music video for album track ‘Swan’s Melody’ is a perfect visual analogue of the song’s bittersweet charms. As the elegant movements of trapeze artists are mirrored and warped as if viewed through a kaleidoscope, the gravity-defying beauty of the song’s piano lines and Ryan Weber’s aching vocals are deepened in pathos.
Olive Skinned, Silver Tongued Sirens Sing Swan Songs is available now via BandCamp and the usual raft of digital online stores. Don’t forget to check out the video for ‘Swan’s Melody’ at YouTube or Vimeo.