The single was inspired by lead singer Sigrid Zeiner-Gundersen‘s reading of the romantic novel ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes. Sigrid explains “The theme throughout is that longing to have more time with the one you love. We actually wrote the song with the intention of pitching it to the movie adaptation, but we never finished it in time. Turns out we really enjoyed the creation and it has become the lead single from our debut album.” Another 20 Seconds is a stunning piece of alt-folk, filled with cinematic soundscapes akin to the likes of The Cinematic Orchestra and Sigrid’s delicate, warm vocal complementing the musicality perfectly.
Sigrid (vocals/production) met Carl Frederik Kontny (piano/guitar/vocals) at school in Sandvika, Norway, where they would perform covers in school talent competitions. Sigrid later moved to London to study music and met Ross Craib (percussion/vocals) and Charlie Fowler (bass/vocals) through mutual friends. Between them, Circumnavigate have collectively played for some of London’s most respected artists including Foxes, Adam Lambert, Sigala, Romans, Gabrielle Aplin, Maverick Sabre and Crystal Fighters to name but a few. They have also been supported by the likes of Music Week, Clash, Folk Radio UK and BBC Introducing Devon, as well as being involved in numerous Hollywood productions for the purposes of music to film.
Catch Circumnavigate live at The Sebright Arms, London on 18th December 2017 – Tickets
Another 20 Seconds is out now and available to stream on Spotify.
Circumnavigate‘s debut album When Worlds Collides is out on 14th December 2017 and is available to pre-order here.