Following on from the release of their stunning eponymous debut single earlier this Spring, Dust In The Sunlight now return with their eagerly awaited follow-up ‘Strangest Places’.
Continuing their bold yet intimate aesthetic, this new offering sees the pair couple with a wistfully played piano alongside euphoric drums and brooding basslines, resulting in a truly warm and uplifting new release
Speaking about their newest cut, the pair said, “The idea behind Strangest Places came from quotes that we both used as mantras… Billy’s was ‘No matter where you go, here you are’, which was scrawled on a wall in his flat in Southend after a party. Annie’s was ‘You are your own home’, from a diary entry written years before. We realised these ideas worked in tandem with each other and they became the song’s chorus. It’s about following your sense of adventure, even if you feel lost. Learning to let go and find peace within yourself, without being tied to any particular place or time.”
Following a chance meeting at Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’s studio singing backing vocals for his new album, singer-songwriters Billy Wright and Annie Rew Shaw quickly discovered how well their voices melded together. That evening, they wrote their first two songs together and Dust In The Sunlight was formed.
After multiple writing and studio sessions interwoven between other projects, the pair finally decided to form a band. The duo found and built their songwriting formula around Annie’s ear for melody and Billy’s eye for narrative lyrics.
Bonding over a love of artists like Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens and Joni Mitchell, Dust In The Sunlight is a curation of delicately-crafted, contemplative songwriting set against a landscape of brooding, alternative pop.
Within 12 months of their formation, Dust In The Sunlight caught the attention and signed a record deal with the label Project Melody. Their self-titled debut single picked up support from BBC Introducing and Radio X and was proclaimed by CLASH to be “an assured debut, one steeped in a rich sense of emotion while paying acute attention to melody. Even the smallest detail is catered for, and we’re hearing shades of Elliot Smith running through Dust In The Sunlight’s gorgeous debut.”
Together, they plan to release their eponymous debut E.P on June 5th.