1975 noticed Stevie Nicks take the mike singing a couple of Celtic goddess. Mythology seated her on a horse, giving her a lunar sensibility and a logo of wealth and mystique. Just a few years later, a Kate Bush ballad impressed by the Brontë novel was set towards the chilly fog and moistness of an ethereal English afternoon. Two rock and roll divas who pushed style with their panache for mysticism and proclivity for experimentation and highly effective music that breathes self expression into playlists.
Quick-forwarding the clock, Rhiannon—the ebony haired London artist of Welsh descent walks right into a café. With a powerful affect from folklore, a current efficiency noticed her bracing the reins because the precursor to her newest launch and at a debut efficiency, the artist arrived through horse and carriage.
“Essentially the most hilarious second within the conception of this music was within the horse scene she mentioned…the horse ended up standing on my foot, so I needed to go to A&E!”
‘Blue’—the debut single of Swim Silky, is the aimlessly flirtatious, bubbly monitor that sweeps over us in an ocean tide of paisley. With a Pagan sensibility, the only suffers from no fractures or wounds from an electrical authenticity, and with vibrancy—the monitor swims with a clean lyricism.
Non secular chamber music was on the forefront of Rhiannon’s upbringing and was used to reference a present identification leaving us with a somber sonic impression.
With right now’s launch, a three-minute cinematic video of black and white imagery is included and in collaboration with the London rapper Redz Lashley, a prenup between silk and grit happens and petals are plucked individually from the bud of a black dahlia. Hailing from separate backgrounds, the collab leads to commentary from completely different shared experiences.
Like a dove with one wing, ‘Blue’ is the pendulum that swings between that which is constructive and damaging on the emotional scale, and serendipitously—a Pisces swims between another and a rap rhythmicon.
Baptizing her music as Celtic fusion, ‘Blue’ snaps a Polaroid…showcasing a pop orchestration shot by means of another lens.
“It has a little bit of tempo to it…it’s like assembly a lover within the forest.”
She talked about after sipping a steaming cup of tea relating to the singles thematic backdrop.
Additionally opting to share that with the mark of right now’s launch, a extra unapologetic method to music is beginning to manifest from the artist whose preliminary shyness in direction of singing is now being challenged.
Beginning off as a scholar at London’s Central Saint Martins, vogue is the complimentary factor to Rhiannon’s inventive panorama, with Instagram that includes a gallery of efficiency put on together with upcycled clothes which might be referenced all through a music making course of and assist to explain the playfulness of a DIY efficiency wardrobe. A black pair of heels aptly named the ‘horse hoof shoe’ and an arduously constructed corset in chestnut leather-based is worn through the music video originating from a private assortment, and a femininity is reimagined with sharp strains, corsetry, and a putting equestrienne aesthetic.
Alexander McQueen surfaced throughout our chat, and with the rugged glamour and poetry of the 2022 spring assortment, a thread of homage was tightly knotted with fashions that each redefine and recapture a method.
Clawing by means of the noise ‘Blue’ rings like a bell within the night time.
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