*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Beast PR*
|Ritual Cloak’s sublime new ‘Shell’ single out now via Bubblewrap Collective|
Artist: Ritual Cloak
Single Title: ‘Shell’
Release Date: 23/11/2022
Format: Digital Single
Label: Bubblewrap Collective
Socials: @RitualCloak @BubblewrapWales @Beastpruk
For Fans Of: Mogwai, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Kiasmos
Following on from their second album (Divine Invasions), collaborations with Welsh poet Autumn Juvenile and Polish Artist Michal Iwanowski, plus an R.E.M cover, electronic post-rock duo Ritual Cloak are back with a brand new single. ‘Shell’ was released on 23rd November across all digital platforms.
“Shell” is about being in a dream where you’re constantly searching for someone, but never quite finding them.
It’s an idea that’s been floating around for a few years and gone through a number of different versions before becoming what it is now. Originally, “Shell” was written for acoustic guitar and had a completely different feel. Dan remembers re-listening to “Metals” by Feist and being inspired by the dramatic intimacy of the album, leading to “Shell” being rewritten for piano. When the song was brought to the studio, Sanders suggested taking the vocals outside of the usual comfort zone.
The inspiration for this method of production was taken from Bon Iver and Mogwai, experimenting with vocoder and the deliberate use of autotune for the first time. As a result, the song entered new musical territories and served as a reminder to ourselves that there are no rules in what we do.