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Premiere: Michael James Keane Shares Dreamlike Single 'I Was Dancing' + Video

Premiere: Michael James Keane Shares Dreamlike Single 'I Was Dancing' + Video

Tuesday 15th May, 2018 12:10PM

Michael James Keane (of Wellington "canyon rock" group So Laid Back Country China) has unveiled 'I Was Dancing', the melancholic lead single from his forthcoming solo album The Cascade. The pared-back, intimate song showcases Keane's deeply rich vocals intoning poetically against gently plucked guitar and swirling washes of sound. The cinematic accompanying video by director Adam Price complements Keane's track with footage of the wild waters of Wellington's South Coast and floating particles in motion. Recorded with James Goldsmith at Blue Barn Recording Studios, The Cascade is set for release later this year. We caught up with Keane who shared his thoughts around the new single...

"'I Was Dancing', like most of the tracks on 'The Cascade', is deeply and almost uncomfortably personal. I have spent enough time with the track now to feel happy putting it out, and since collaborating on it with James and the musicians it feels like it's own beast, not just mine.

It's been really enjoyable working with Adam on this video. After he pitched the idea I stayed hands off let him do his thing, I am really happy with the outcome."


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