Hidden Shoal and Powderkeg Records are delighted to announce the release of 'Starlings & Crows' the stunning new album by English ambient-pop artist Chloë March out on Hidden Shoal and Powderkeg Records
For her fifth album, March drew inspiration from her early childhood in the Warwickshire countryside, nineteenth-century nature poet John Clare, and Lewis Carroll’s fantastical Alice Through the Looking Glass. Throughout the album there’s a palpable sense of wonder at the natural world, shot through with a deep concern for nature’s vulnerability. 'Starlings & Crows' resonates with notions of home on a macro and micro level.
First single 'To A Place' is an elegant waltz built around swooning strings and piano. 'Landing 1969' sounds as astral as its subject matter would suggest, pulsing at the same tempo as Buzz Aldrin’s heart-rate as Apollo 11 left earth. 'Remember That Sky' is achingly emotive, showcasing March’s innate talent for creating an atmosphere of intimacy without compromising compositional depth. Despite running to a succinct 38 minutes, 'Starlings & Crows' is lush and expansive, while distilled to its crystalline essence.
Written, Performed, Recorded and Produced by Chloë March 2020 ©
Mastered by Steve Kitch at Steve Kitch Mastering
Licensing by Cam Merton at Hidden Shoal
Artwork: Chloë March ©
Singles from the album 'To a Place' and 'Remember That Sky' recently featured on BBC6Music and BBC Introducing
Buying at Bandcamp is the most direct way of supporting Chloë's music but it is also at
'Remember That Sky', the second single released from 'Starlings & Crows' is shimmering and smoky, with a dark, velvety vocal tracing a melodic line over drifting and evocative lush synths. Achingly emotive, it showcases March’s innate talent for creating an atmosphere of intimacy without compromising compositional depth. Free Download at Bandcamp
'To A Place', the first single from 'Starlings & Crows' is an elegant waltz built around swooning strings and piano. A bittersweet song of missing a loved one, of falling into a place of memory and imagination. Featuring subtle broken trumpets and beautiful descending vocal lines it's a song of beauty, disquiet and longing.