Poster Paints, the new project of Carla J Easton and Frightened Rabbit’s Simon Liddell, have shared a new song, ‘Circus Moving On’. Following previous singles ‘Falling Hard’ and ‘Never Saw It Coming’, the song is lifted from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is out on October 14 via Ernest Jenning Record Co./Olive Grove Records. Give it a listen below.
Vocalist Carla J Easton said of ‘Circus Moving On’ in a statement:
Walking the fine line between regret and not caring about choices made. One of those songs. You meet someone and it’s doomed to fail but you stretch it out as far as it will go. Needing the darkness in order to shine. The criticism. Being drawn to people that aren’t good for you and unable to leave or let go. The fleeting moments where everything seems fine and happy – the excitement and elation of something beginning and trying to hang and hold on to that feeling. Sonically – this is our orchestral blowout on the album.
We worked remotely with Andrew Jin Chung based in Canada for the beautiful string arrangements that really made the final recording soar. The initial idea was built around Mellotron sounds after a discussion about how much we both loved the song ‘All My Happiness Is Gone’ by Purple Mountains. Subconsciously that was perhaps a jumping off point for the lyrics and combining the classic sad/happy juxtaposition between words and sound. It’s not the Poster Paints sound you might be expecting but it’s one of our favourites on the album and is a joy to play live.