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Ian Roland & The Subtown Set


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    In The Darkness
IAN ROLAND & THE SUBTOWN SET present their brand new single: ‘In The Darkness’.
A real warmer for the soul, ‘In The Darkness’ is a track perfectly poised to stave off the spectres of those encroaching long nights. “Where do our lives go, moving fast and slow. Speed of light brought us here, speed of light disappears, into the void” reflects vocalist Ian Roland on a tender train of thought many will empathise with in the shadow of the long winter months ahead. “But I can hear you in the darkness, hear you in the darkness” he coos with a rousing sense of hope and optimism.
An orchestral-folk gem that gleams with glittering acoustics, radiant harmonies, and flowing string sections courtesy of violinist Simon Yapp and cellist Brione Jackson; the accomplished arrangements offer vivid colour to Ian’s typically heartfelt and always endearing lyrical offerings.
‘In The Darkness’ stands as the first single of a forthcoming new album arriving on 28th February 2020: ‘Double Rainbow’. As with the single, all 11 tracks of the upcoming long-player were engineered by Séadna McPhail, mastered by Alan Lowles at Airtight Studios, Manchester. Initial recordings were made at Simon Yapp's studio, Subtown Studios, in Brighton a fact that owes itself to the origin of the band’s name: Ian Roland & The Subtown Set. Acclaimed producer Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, Joan Baez, Fairport Convention, The Waterboys) also offered his golden touch on a number of tracks set to feature on the release.


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