NEW SINGLE : TERRA KIN releases new single ‘Shadows’ from the debut EP ‘Too Far Gone’, out now via Island Records

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‘Flames’ is a starting point, and it’s infused with a rippling sense of confidence.” – Clash (Track of the Day)

the heaviest of emotions for the calmest of places.” – The Line of Best Fit

Following the widely praised release of their debut single earlier in 2022, 23-year old Terra Kin (they/them) has today shared the captivating new single ‘Shadows’. Taken from the debut EP Too Far Gone – also released today – it joins ‘Flames’ in aligning the Glaswegian as one of the most intriguing new names to watch in 2023.

Listen to ‘Shadows’ via the Too Far Gone EP

‘Shadows’ is breathtakingly sparse. Terra Kin’s warm, endearing vocal takes centre stage as they reflect upon a period of self-obsessed infatuation. “I’m a very vivid dreamer,” tells Terra Kin. “I wrote Shadows after having a certain person revisit me in my dreams, dreams that were inescapable. They led to false narratives, and in turn made me romanticise this person. I refer to them as a shadow to symbolise the fact they weren’t actually physically there.

I always kept my songs in the confines of my bedroom, but after writing shadows my Grandmother (who lived with my family and raised us) became very unwell. We cared for her in my family home and I played the song to her. It was the last time she heard me sing. I realised it’s not about romanticising a silly boy, it’s about longing and trying to grasp something that isn’t quite in your reach. I love the immortality of dreams yet how fleeting they are.”

Terra Kin, 23, was born and raised in Glasgow. Immersing themselves into the city’s rich music scene, their effortless amalgamation of ambient electronics, alternative jazz and singer-songwriter sensibilities creates a genre-spanning sense of intimacy focussed around their tender, yet powerful vocals.

Debut EP Too Far Gone documents the different stages of falling into lust. The desire to be desired and the overpowering of all other emotions, leaving no room to find a flaw in the other person. “It’s about lifting your head above the water, being super honest and unafraid to communicate how you feel,” notes Terra Kin. “Reflecting and shedding a new layer. I imagine each track as a different stage of emotion.”

With support slots for Kokoroko already under their belt, 2021 saw Terra Kin feature on the second album from Fred again…; lending their vocals, which he describes as “stunning”, to ‘Hannah (The Sun)’ having been discovered on Instagram by Fred. He later invited them to join him onstage, performing the track alongside him at Glasgow’s King Tuts and SWG3.

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