Endorsed by Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Welsh duo Samana have today released their new video for the song All One Breath.
One the song, a lonesome piano underpins the dulcet yearning tones of Rebecca Rose’s voice on Samana’s new piece. It’s haunting and hypnotic in its minimalism, sitting somewhere between Tim Buckley and PJ Harvey with shades of Nick Cave and Mazzy Star Described by Guy Garvey simply as “remarkable”, the duo were named by the Elbow frontman last year as his artist of the year.
The duo combine their music, poety and photography into an expansive art project, one which they say “creates a seraphic atmosphere, bordering on esotericism. Oscillating between melancholic ballads and spiritual experiences, the music leads one on a journey that evokes ancient beliefs, revolution, fallen civilisations and intense deliberations of love, loss and death.”
On the song, the band say that it is “a rumination of our interrelations with nature, and the impressions we carve on the world which surrounds us. Wisdom has been exchanged for naivety, which took the guise of intelligence, but the solution is buried within the ancestral part of each and every one of us”.
The single follows their 2019 album Ascension, which was released on Fat Cat Records, and their previous EP from last year, The Spirit Moving. On the album, Guy Garvey said “I’ve played this a lot but its because it’s excellent…I can’t recommend anything more highly. This is the sound of art meeting love in a very real way.”
All In One Breath will join recent single Live For The Road on the forthcoming Melancholy Heat EP, set for release on 17th February on the band’s own The Road Records.
Watch the new video for All One Breath below. The band say that it “…’ was recorded in a studio situated in the heart of a sacred ancient woodland in Wales. With our studio being in boxes while we build our house, we decided to mix the music recorded in France in the main control room there. As we had access to the whole studio including a beautiful 70’s Yamaha piano, we decided to lay down some improvisational pieces, from which All One Breath was born. We revelled in the opportunity to use it for the duration of our time there and so decided to record the live session where the original was recorded.”
Words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.