Words: Sam Geary
Low Island share new single 'In Your Arms', together with an arresting video directed by Bristol-based director and animator Patrick Atkins.
‘In Your Arms’ sees the Oxford quartet hazy guitar and synth lines, as singer Carlos Posada’s silky voice glides over as the song mourns people moving on and times changing.
"'In Your Arms' is a love letter to my childhood bedroom," says Posada. "It’s about how objects or spaces that are important to us can get tangled up in our past and present, and how the memories and emotions they evoke can both comfort us and weigh us down. I find this to be particularly true of spaces we associate with childhood - they are heavy, often with so many contradictory feelings which complicates our relationship with them.
"This combination of comfort and oppression through nostalgia was at the heart of the conversations we had with Patrick about the video. We talked about artists like Rachel Whiteread and Robert Kipniss, playing with everyday objects and abstracting them to take on new meanings."