Calva Louise release single ‘Adelante’ from their tenacious new EP ‘Interlude For The Borderline Unsettled’

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Calva Louise released their tenacious new EP ‘Interlude For The Borderline Unsettled’ last month with the unveiling of a lyric video for featured track and new single ‘Adelante’.

The ICM Awards 2019 Track of the Year nominees and Ones To Watch 2019 artist based in Manchester, also let-loose their new tunes on the live stage between December 1st and 4th.

With its snaking grooves, thundering percussion and discordant guitar breaks, the new cut  ‘Adelante’ is both ensnaring of sound and sinister of presence. Inspired by those unexpected moments that lie around every corner, ‘Adelante’ is about preparing for when someone, or something, throws you right in at the deep end.

Plunging us into the depths of the new track, frontwoman Jess Allanic explains its philosophical meanings further: “‘Adelante’ means going forward in spite of everything that life brings us.

“What distresses us the most is feeling how each unexpected situation paralyzes us with fear. Maybe knowing that we are all going to die anyway makes us realise that what counts is what is happening right now and thus living in the present without the rush to reach the future.

“We think looking forward without ruminating the past, avoiding impatience and obsessing over attachments is maybe the only thing that keeps us in the present.”

Falling into place as the third and final piece of the puzzle that is their engrossing new EP, ‘Adelante’ joins former singles ‘Belicoso’ and ‘Sleeper’. It arrives as the band’s first new material since their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Rhinoceros’ back in February of this year. With all songs written and recorded by Calva Louise, Spring King/Dead Nature maestro: Tarek Musa adds a little of his own studio flair to proceedings by taking on mixing and production duties throughout.

Closing-out 2019 with an epic crescendo Jess adds: “We’re kind of like nomads, we go where the music goes”. The trio has left a trail of beautiful destruction across the UK and Europe, which only looks set to continue in 2020.

Featured image by Conner Dixon

Summary

With its snaking grooves, thundering percussion and discordant guitar breaks, the new cut  'Adelante' is both ensnaring of sound and sinister of presence.
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ICM Rating