NEW TRACK: Circe – ‘Riot Of Sunlight’

A commanding, euphoric rush of cinematic dark-pop, London-based musician Circe has shared her latest single ‘Riot Of Sunlight’. Taken from her upcoming EP, Drawing Wings From The Light, which is set for release on 19th July, the track is a delightfully disorientating blend of reverb-heavy riffs, dizzying synths and seraphic vocals, all delivered with Circe’s distinctive and vivid charm.

“I wrote ‘Riot Of Sunlight’ when I was a teenager, now 10 years later I’m finally releasing it in its final form – all because of some magic I was blessed enough to encounter twice,” Circe explains about the context of her new track.

“When I was 15, completely by chance, I watched Jez Butterworth’s + Mark Rylance’s critically acclaimed play Jerusalem [now hailed as the greatest play of the century]. A week prior to this, I was disregarded by a frustrated science teacher as an ‘ungrateful fantasist obsessed with glamorising the occult’ — so when my wide eyed teenage self was witness to Jerusalem — a play and performance of such colossal, glorious, gigantic magic — my heart was completely derailed, and by the end of the play I existed on an entirely different plane to the one I walked in on. The next morning I wrote the first incarnation ‘Riot of Sunlight’ – a disciple-like sonic ode to Jerusalem.

Skip forward 10 years I was feeling disillusioned, suffocating under a soulless corrupt government when Jerusalem — like the fucking marvel it is — unexpectedly returned to theatres and I watched again, as ‘a rainbow hit the earth + set fire to the ground’ and I finished the song.”

Inspired by this collision of her past and present, Circe has created another passionate, rapturous offering on ‘Riot Of Sunlight’, which becomes more addictive each time it’s listened to. “Take my blood instead of wine” she offers, as the track builds to its blissful conclusion. This single is the opening track to her upcoming EP, and we can’t wait to hear the record in full.

Listen to ‘Riot Of Sunlight’ below.

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Photo Credit: Zak Watson

Kate Crudgington

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