The Clear – The Planets
#DrunkOnMusic – The Clear -The Planets
One of our favourite bands here at #DrunkOnMusic, The Clear (from Sheffield, UK) has gone into orbit and indeed the musical stratosphere with another new track from their recently released Patchwork album.
With substantial radio support for their previous single Maria Browne that included a raft of UK radio and internet airplay (we reviewed it HERE) the ever growing audience for Sheffield band The Clear’s distinctive take on the ‘art of songwriting’ becomes ever burgeoning with the release of The Planets.
The Planets sees vocalist Jules Buffey sounding like a “Nancy Sinatra in space” as she soulfully laments about a metaphorical dying love in the form of stars that are burning out and satellites crashing to earth. The instrumentation completes the picture with a 60s style filmic orchestral arrangement including mute horns and Morricone inspired guitars all underpinned with a classic rhumba groove.
Its a composition that wouldn’t sound out of place in the back catalogue of Bacharach / David/ nor indeed John Barry. An intelligent and illustrious thought provoking piece, The Planets is a stellar example of Patchwork and its illustrious realm of 1960s inspired compositions that are signature to The Clear and their enigmatic style. Music that harks back to a certain era, it may be. In 2017, that’s something we all really need.
Artist: THE CLEAR Release: THE PLANETS
Format: Digital Single
Label: ClearMusic Records
Publisher: UMG Universal Music Group
Listen to THE PLANETS HERE
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