A brooding rumination on the nature of indecision and how sometimes it’s easier to bury your head in the sand, Brighton trio CIEL have shared their latest single ‘Fine Everything’. Taken from their upcoming EP which is set to be released later this year, the track is a mix of buzzing shoegaze-style riffs and mesmeric vocals that still retains the melodic sheen of the band’s former releases.
Formed of Michelle Hindriks (vocals, bass), Jorge Bela Jimenez (guitar) and Tim Spencer (drums), CIEL have cut their teeth playing gigs on the live circuit across the UK, supporting the likes of English Teacher, Opus Kink, Penelope Isles, Sasami and Malady. Having recently been longlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, the trio are pushing forward with a “grittier” sound, with new single ‘Fine Everything’ being the first venture into this territory.
“It’s about coming of age and not really knowing how to navigate life,” Hindriks explains about the single. “The doubts and difficulties that involve making life-changing decisions, yet maybe not being ready growing up, when all your friends are. I was thinking of how so many people lost touch with their inner gut feeling and instincts, and how all the possibilities in life can feel so overwhelming sometimes. It’s almost kind of easier to stay oblivious to it, instead of digging deep into your mind”.
The track is accompanied by a video shot by Jay Bartlett, which shows the band persevere with playing their instruments despite the afflictions they encounter, reflecting Hindriks words about ignoring your instincts in order to appear fine.
Watch the video for ‘Fine Everything’ below.
Photo Credit: Percy Walker-Smart