A London-based power-duo of songwriting, Dust in the Sunlight’s eagerly-anticipated eponymous EP is out today! London-based Billy Wright and Annie Rew Shaw share four tracks, two previously released singles – Dust in the Sunlight and Strangest Places – and two new offerings – Winter Monday and Old Dream. Take a listen…
Commenting on the EP, the pair said the songs “represent the first leg of our journey together. We’ve come from meeting at Get Cape Wear Cape Fly’s recording session to traveling from Southend to London to write songs together, arranging and recording them with our producer Aviv, signing with Project Melody, and now we’re here. It’s been quite a ride!”, adding; “We want these songs to tell a story, and for anyone who listens to them to be able to connect with that. Whether you’re imagining driving home late at night under the cover of streetlights or wandering through the streets of your old home town – they exist to take you somewhere. We’re so happy to finally share them with the world and can’t wait for what’s yet to come.”
With a shared love for artists such as Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens and Joni Mitchell, it’s not hard to tell from listening to this EP that the duo are evolving into distinguished songwriters in their own right. After a chance meeting at a recording session, the voices of two musicians merged to form Dust in the Sunlight, instantly recognising the enchanting qualities their harmonies held. A while later, we have been gifted contemplative lyricism, carefully crafted melodies, and two vocals soaring boldly above bright soundscapes – Dust in the Sunlight have created something magical.
The duo have also released their video for Strangest Places. After lockdown made filming at previously planned locations nonviable, the duo came u with a new plan: “Luckily we were introduced to Vancouver based animator Simon Edwards, through our creative director Alex Newton. After a few transatlantic phone calls, we started creating visuals that perfectly matched the song. We’re both singing against a kaleidoscope of colours and
patterns, portraying the idea that everything is within you – ‘you are your own home’. Lockdown has its challenges, but it also makes you approach problems in a more creative way and pushes you into some amazing collaborations with other creatives.” Take a look…
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