We’ve been tingling with excitement for There is only love and fear, the debut album from gifted composer, percussionist, producer and instrument maker Bex Burch, which is set for release on October 20th through International Anthem. Following the elevating and delightfully enchanting ‘Don’t go back to sleep’ featuring Dan Bitney, and the stunningly deep and beautiful ‘Dawn blessings’, Burch has shared the tender and moving ‘On falling’ featuring Diego Gaeta on piano. She comments:
“On falling was a phrase from a friend Emilyn Claid, and this came to me in a moment in Scottie and Chess’s home in LA, a real domestic moment: They had given me a bird bath to hold water so I could play a water drum as part of my setup. While we were playing that day, the bath started leaking, and I turned the microphone down to focus where my ears were focused: the water drops. I love how sounds and rhythm and noises can affect music, I feel like we continuously interact even if it’s unconscious – our unknown participation in my duet with the water drops.”
Gaeta also had this say about it:
“On Falling is a recording that arrived in the moment, drenched in sunlight, at a point where the peaceful entities within the group improv fell into place such that a special jazzy lullaby was created. Listening back, after it was created, the three of us: Ben, Bex and myself felt such a giddy, safe, warm feeling similar to that of a tender moment at a house party of deep communal acceptance and love felt in a close conversation. A feeling that I think was heightened due to the studio setting of the day being Scottie’s lovely living room.”
Along with the single, International Anthem has also unveiled today a new mini documentary about Bex Burch and the making of the album. Listen to ‘On falling’ below and check out the mini doc straight after.