Track Of The Day: Bamboo Smoke – ‘Maybe I’

A soulful, lo-fi tune about hesitation and uncertainty; Bamboo Smoke have shared their latest single, ‘Maybe I’. Released via Swedish imprint Something Beautiful, the South London trio combine tentative electronics, smooth vocals, and echoing beats to create an ambient new soundscape.

Formed of vocalist Louise Wellby, multi-instrumentalist & producer Thomas Hollis, and percussionist Mark Gilyead; Bamboo Smoke captivated us with their live performance at our Notting Hill Arts Club gig in 2018. Since then, the trio have been busy creating new music to share with listeners over the course of 2020.

“I don’t wanna wish away time” muses Louise on ‘Maybe I’, a relatable sentiment that’s scored by subtle synth textures, and cautious percussion. The band explain the context of the track further: “This tune tumbled out in a tiny attic room on a trip at the start of the year. It’s about wishing you could draw someone out of their darkness. We find it so hard to talk about mental health, we hide away our shadows in dreamscapes.”

Listen to ‘Maybe I’ below, and follow Bamboo Smoke on Spotify and Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

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