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RBMA participant Lullahush marks first official release as a solo artist with ‘Terracotta Slow Dance’

RBMA participant Lullahush marks first official release as a solo artist with ‘Terracotta Slow Dance’

Ruth Cronin

Lullahush is the musical moniker of producer Daniel Mcintyre, who you might know from Æ Mak and who participated in Red Bull Music Academy last year in Berlin – we chatted to him while there for the podcast.

He has been gearing up for his first official release as a solo artist and last Friday it materialised in ‘Terracotta Slow Dance‘, the first track from his upcoming EP to be released in August.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhj4Ls2ksAs&feature=youtu.be

‘Terracotta Slow Dance’ is an idiosyncratic blend of glitchy synths and xylophone tones that reach a massive climax in the middle of the song, complimented by gorgeous lyrics and vocals, “true enough to hold me down, lift me up, carry me… you know, I know, our hands cannot hold all of this small love”.

The song rises and falls in all of the places you’d least expect it and that’s what makes it so good; there’s a real general air of noncompliance when it comes to following the rule book and this makes for deftly original and innovative results.

There’s a real spacial awareness in the arrangement and this is translated in the gentle movements of the music video, shot by Tim Shearwood and featuring Daniel and Katie Freeney on a beach front.

His next single will be released in April.


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