Following the release of his debut record A Louder Silence last October on Night Time Stories, London-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Leifur James returned with a new track titled “Wurlitzer” which shows the delicate piano mixed with cinematic and pulsing electronic lines. His words about it:
“Wurlitzer’ was kind of a break away from the ambience of the album. 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 mind-set.”
“I’d been staying at my dad’s in the winter months, he lives in the middle of a rural pre historic stone circle, it’s 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.”
He shared the official video directed by Hungarian director Balázs Simon. The video is a psychedelic sci-fi vision rendered digital. After crash landing on a barren planet, an external force sets irrevocable changes in motion – till their fates hang in the balance. Watch it below.