Newcastle based producer, Cal Raasay has announced details of his new EP which is set for release on the 27th of April 2018.
The ‘Still’ EP is the follow up to last year’s double A side single ‘(still the) Horizon’ / ‘Afore (sun)’ and features four brand new tracks that will be digitally available via all the usual major outlets. Inspired by the recent purchase of his first piano from a lady in Scarborough, the music here attempts to capture Raasay’s deep exploration of the sounds and differing textures from said keyed instrument. Beautifully crafted folk and electronica blend effortlessly and the result sees him twist between melancholy and menace to great effect.
‘Still’ – Track Listing:
01 ‘After All’
02 ‘Over Blue’
Taking his surname from an Island off the West Coast of Scotland where he spent his childhood holidays, Cal Raasay is the moniker of songwriter, composer and producer Callum Lawson. He released his debut five track EP ’57 – 6′ in April last year which was the result of twelve months spent building a studio in his hometown of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Acclaimed by local press and featured on a number of playlists, the EP was also picked up by radio and was played by Nick Roberts at BBC Introducing North East and BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. A quick follow up,the aforementioned ‘(still the) Horizon’ / ‘Afore (sun)’ single, arrived just a month later and the sparser and more reflective sound of the two songs saw him compared to artists such as Nils Frahm and Bon Iver.
Currently in the studio working on a further two new EP’s, the multi – talented Raasay is taking a break from performing for a while, but is looking to announce details of a special live event later this year.