Saturday, November 26, 2016
Listen :: Ed Nash - aka Toothless - shares new track ‘Sisyphus'
Words: Sam Geary
Ed Nash - aka Toothless - releases his debut album, ‘The Pace Of The Passing’, on January 17 2017.
Before he plays the album in full at London's Pickle Factory next week, he has shared new single, ‘Sisyphus.’ Stream the track below.
Of the Greek myth influenced track, Nash says: : “Sisyphus is a Greek myth about a man whose punishment is to roll a boulder up a hill every day only for it to roll back down. I wanted to write a song with this story as the basis, but for it to be about a relationship between two people, not an individual's daily struggle. This song is about always being there for someone no matter how many times they mess up, and no matter how inevitable it is that they will do it again.
“'Sisyphus' was the last song that I recorded for 'The Pace Of The Passing' and it very nearly didn't make the cut. For about a year it existed as a terrible J-pop style recording that I loved but everyone else absolutely hated. After months of persuasion, I recorded this version. Am very pleased they persisted!”
Despite 'The Pace Of The Passing' being very much the mind of one man, Toothless welcomes some friends to assist in finding this vision. Marika Hackman ('Palm’s Backside'), Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts ('The Midas Touch'), Bombay collaborator Liz Lawrence ('Party For Two'), and The Staves ('The Sirens') all add vocal flourishes to the respective songs, whilst Bombay Bicycle Club’s vocalist Jack Steadman shares the production duties with Ed himself.
Toothless plays The Pickle Factory in London on November 28.