Keeley Forsyth Announces New Album ‘The Hollow’, Shares New Single

    Keeley Forsyth has announced her third album and debut for FatCat’s 130701 imprint, The Hollow. It’s out on 10 May. To mark the announcement, Fosyth has shared a video for the lead single ‘Horse’, which you can check out below.

    ‘Horse’ was inspired by Bela Tarr’s final film, The Turin Horse, and Forsyth reached out to its composer Mihály Vig to ask for permission to “reimagine” his soundtrack score. “With this track, I roamed, capturing vocals in different spaces, forging a connection as I sang,” Forsyth explained in a statement. “I imagined battling against an invisible force, facing down challenges, pressing on, determined to breathe in this. I chose to refuse to be shackled by the chains of language here, surrendering instead to the primal dance of my body’s urges. My mouth moves in sync with the shallow breaths of my gut, and impulse guiding my every wordless utterance.”

    The Hollow, which follows 2022’s Limbs, features guest appearances from Colin Stetson and Matthew Bourne. It was produced by Keeley and Ross Downes.

    “We wanted to make something slightly more expansive, continuing to reference what we love from various genres without ever belong-ing to one,” Forsyth said of the record. “It’s with this ethos that we recognise aspects of sacred music, minimalist post-classical, dark ambient, film and theatre soundtracks. Forsyth layered her vocals into chamber choirs, applied pitch shifts and other digital processing, and speaks directly with clear articulate intention one moment to mumbled numb utterances in the next.”

    The Hollow Cover Artwork:

    The Hollow Tracklist:

    1. Answer
    2. The Hollow
    3. Come And See
    4. Eve
    5. Turning [feat. Colin Stetson]
    6. A Shift
    7. Slush
    8. Drag Me Down
    9. Do I Breathe
    10. In The Corner
    11. Horse
    12. Creature [feat. Matthew Bourne]

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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