Monday, November 06, 2017

Listen :: New Portals - Chasing Shade

Words: Sam Geary

Following the recent 'Sober' - and also appearing on their just released EP 'Golden Hour' - Belfast sibling duo New Portals now offer 'Chasing Shade'.

The chilled ballad of keys-led intro, sombre drums and delicate harmonies with an R&B inflection was co-produced by Ruth Aicken (vocals, percussion) and Mike Aicken (vocals, synth, keyboards) - formerly part of Derry alt-folk band, The Jepettos - with Ben McCauley.

“‘Chasing Shade’ is a song we wrote about that one person we all know who is just happy with their lives no matter what happens,” say the two. “We’re off busying ourselves, trying to make the world a better place or build a better or more fulfilling future for ourselves, and some people are just happy to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. This song is about how envious we are of those people and how we wish we could just get away from the compulsions that drive us.”

New Portals play Camden's The Crowndale, London on November 10.

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