Selenotropic release and an upcoming album from Hue!
February 25, 2019
2019 is going to be the year of ALBUMS!
You may recall the band formerly known as Red Moon? Well, I’ve FINALLY finished an album of all those songs called Selenoptropic. Selenotropism is plant growth in response to moonlight, and it felt like the perfect way to name this collection of songs that has been developing slowly and quietly over the course of the past 5 years. One of ideas I was exploring with this music is how to integrate and use the harp as the backbone of a band without it being the ‘elephant in the room’ – can it support the vocals and integrate with the drums and bass in a way that takes advantage of the colour and timbre of the instrument, without taking the spot light or falling into cliche or stereotype? I almost want listeners to forget they’re listening to harp, if you know what I mean!
I’ve released this album softly into the world without much hype, but I do plan to slowly leak into social media content, etc etc etc! I don’t mean to cast it into the wind without care – but I have been quite preoccupied with finishing another album that I am oh-so-excited about! HUE will be releasing our sophomore album, Flowers for your Heart, on May 31st at the China Cloud. Stay tuned for teasers, singles, and more info!
And in case you were concerned about the rest of your year being void of new harp music to listen to, The Giving Shapes as also been in the studio working on our first album, coming out this fall ;)