Saturday, 24 January 2015

Hillström & Billy - 'The Arising', New Single

Hillström & Billy - 'The Arising'

Info: 'The Arising' is the second single released by Swedish act Hillström & Billy from their forthcoming (fifth) album The Neverending Paint Job, and it will be officially launched on the 2nd of March. Musically it has a nice psychedelic rock tint along the lines of London band Wolf People, the guitar riff and strings providing the backdrop to the band's more folk leanings. The track itself is a nicely paced ballad which is quite easy on the ear and quite distinct from the first single which was released towards the end of last year, 'Keys In The Lake', a more upbeat and lively song. A mix of these moods on Hillström & Billy's new album will be good to see, and as outlined in their press release, it will appeal to fans of Wilco, Midlake and other folk-rock oriented acts.

Additional Info: 'Originally a one-man band Hillström & Billy gradually gravitated into becoming a musical collective of fellow musicians. The low-key yet bracingly direct new single The Arising is a perfect example of a joint artistic effort for everyone involved. Taken out of the upcoming album called The Neverending Paint Job, the track shows off Hillström & Billy’s proficient skills at always keeping the idea of synergy at the core of their music.  

Musically, The Arising boasts a truly dreamy and cinematic soundscape, carried on the back of rolling percussion work. Littered with fuzzed guitars, some larger-than-life piano organs and boasting an array of strings and harmonies.'

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