Kieran Brunt‘s ties with choir singing go back to his school days. The London based singer, songwriter and producer later studied music at St. John’s College in Cambridge, and since then he has collaborated with the likes of Terry Riley, Anna von Hausswolff, Michael Price, and Nils Frahm, amongst many others. He first collaborated with Frahm in 2016, when he was asked to form a choral group, Shards, who are now signed to Erased Tapes and set to release their debut album. Entitled Final Sound, the record features entirely new compositions by Brunt, melding voices, synths and percussion. “The album’s pieces are intended to be miniature sonic paintings”, explains the label, “with each adding to an overall picture of the emotional confusion of early adulthood: the uncertainty, the excitement, the terror and relief.”
We’ll have to wait until August 30th for Final Sound to drop but we can already hear the magical first single ‘Summer Sickness’, a track that “explores feeling anxious and depressed whilst everyone around you is seemingly happy and smiling”.