Following the release of his debut record “A Louder Silence” last October on Late Night Tales, Leifur James returns with his new single ‘Wurlitzer’ ahead of a run of dates including a headline show at The Southbank Centre in late March.

The video was created by animator/director Balázs Simon, premiering on Boiler Room and has been nominated for the BMVA Berlin Music Video Awards in the experimental music category, airing at the British Film Institute BFI Southbank, London. The result is ravishing 4 minutes of piano-fused electronica haunted by ecological currents.

’Wurlitzer’ was kind of a break away from the ambience of the album.” says Leifur. “I was wanting to corrupt the mood of the album with something a bit intense and destructive. I guess there was an unusual balance there for creating something new but in a bit of a destructive mindset.”

“I’d been staying at my dad’s in the winter months, he lives in the middle of a rural prehistoric stone circle, its quite an intense place in winter. I was playing on the old upright Wurlitzer piano there and the wind was shaking the house, I could hear it aggressively whistling in the chimney. The contrast of the wind with the piano was interesting and gave me the idea.”

Leifur James - Wurlitzer

Released : 29/03/2019