Following on from RITUAL‘s collab with upcoming solo artist Frances (which can be located on our July playlist), the three-piece return with ‘Josephine’, featuring Lisa Hannigan.
Combining RnB with folk, it’s another warm tingle-inducing track.
Speaking on the new single, the band said “We’ve always been fascinated by dual female/male vocals on records – the electricity of the connection between two people, two different takes on the same emotion – and the tension and harmony this creates.”
These intimate pairings with female artists certainly seem to be something that RITUAL excel at, with the trio going on to say, “Lisa Hannigans vocals on the first Damien Rice record, together with his songwriting was a big influence – they created something so powerful and intimate you almost felt rude for listening in on them. To work with her on this project, and how naturally it came about, almost felt like a sign that we were doing something right.”
‘Josephine’ is the lead single to be lifted from their forthcoming second EP ‘From The City To The Wilderness’, and was named after a lyric in the song. Arguably some of the most personal lyrics the band have ever written, the band explain that the track is “about the feeling of being so closely connected to someone – paired with the deep fear of failing the relationship.”
Sounds like: Canvas, Frances, Damien Rice, Rae Morris, Active Child