Out today Modern Studies release new track ‘Mothlight’ from their new album ‘We Are There’ set for release 18th February 2022 on Fire Records.
“Mothlight is another sad song dressed up in dancing clothes, right at the top of our collective vocal ranges, above Pete’s scraping string drone and strutting bass, Joe’s rolling drums, my broken tape delay guitars, and Emily’s whirring analogue synths. Mario Cruzado came to film us playing in an old school in Clydebank, on the outskirts of Glasgow.” Rob St John
Through the hazy daze of a smoky folk opus, Modern Studies craft rich soundtracks, stuttering Super-8 sketches from a washed-out world of melancholy, hand-tinted and tantalising. Lullaby couplets blossom into gorgeous chamber pop melodies, the drama unfolding behind Emily Scott’s plaintive vocal; part Julie London, part Sandy Denny, a little bit Kate Bush, with a hushed sigh of Joni.
Sweeping strings carry them into unchartered terrain on their new album ‘We Are There’, flying high above their psych-folk roots, it’s an epic journey that’s exquisitely delivered, transcending categories, nodding to Brubeck, Low, Talk Talk, Jim O’Rourke and Pentangle, making music that is ready to cross over in these modern times with songs of substance.
‘We Are There’ is available on LTD Edition Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl & CD.