What’s in a key change? Sometimes a song can be quietly ticking along in the background in the verse before the key change kicks in and hooks you into it and then stops you dead in your tracks. TUSKS elegant new single ‘Dissolve’ is one such example, but here the verse is enraptured and spins off in a stratosphere of dream-like wonder with elements of the Cocteau Twins beguiling cinematic soundscapes and introspective vocals that are comparable with the soulful emotiveness of London Grammar.
‘Dissolve’ is rich in detail and a sonic tapestry but it is that bewitching chorus that really inspires, that takes you by the heart and burrows down a rabbit hole to your subconscious, replete as it is with tumbling drums and shivering apreggios. Emily Underhill aka Tusks vocalist takes off like a soaring eagle, elegant, graceful yet shivering with hurt, trembling at the passing of an emotional comfort which is just out of reach, at once tapping into the personal yet universal themes of rejection or loss. This is a cinematic, beguiling and a most glorious introduction to One Little Indians’ newest signing.
“I can have something going in in my life and listen to a song and totally relate that song to me – it’s like that artist is sharing that experience with me and creating a soundtrack to my life.” Underhill notes, adding“I take a lot of inspiration from more cinematic music in the creation and production of my music and maybe that’s why that idea sits with me more – it creates a closer connection between the listener and the record.”
Her album of the same name Dissolve released 13th October, TUSKS (aka Emily Underhill) “I’m a very visual person, I love being outdoors and surrounded by nature.” She says “I grew up by the sea and I’ve always tried to spend as much time outside and travel as much as possible – I think perhaps subconsciously that all influences how cinematic some of my music can be and why I love creating the artwork to go with it”