London dark-pop artist Circe has today shared a brand-new latest single, “Riot of Sunlight” (which you can stream here) whilst also confirming the release of her forthcoming EP, “Drawing Wings From The Light,” which is slated to drop this coming 19 July.
Her latest single, boasting swirling shoe-gaze-esque reversed guitars and huge Florence and The Machine inspired choruses, has been a long work in progress, marked by serendipity, as Circe explains:
“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…
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 in I finshed the song ‘Riot of Sunlight’.”
Circe co-produced her latest track with Blood Red Shoes’ Steven Ansell. Often forging connections between the sonic and visual forms of art and culture – a hallmark that led to her track ‘Ten Girls’ being featured in Netflix hit “Elite” – Circe also takes cues from the cinematic sounds of Labrinth’s soundtrack for HBO’s “Euphoria,” capturing teenage lust and angst at its most extreme.
There’s still a chance to grab tickets for Circe’s imminent concert at Popperz, The George Tavern – London this coming 21 April, and you can keep up with the artist’s latest news/music on Instagram and Spotify.