TUNE Grand Pax - Wavey
Announces “Wavey” EP + Reveals Video for Title Track
For Release 20 November via Blue Flowers
Kentish Town-based singer-songwriter Grand Pax will release her new EP “Wavey” on 20 November via London indie label Blue Flowers (Nilufer Yanya, Puma Blue, Westerman). Today she reveals the EP’s lead single and title track, along with a video clip directed by Silence Aitken-Till.
“‘Wavey’ is kind of me telling a tale through the depiction of images that are consistently moving, or altering,” Pax explains “Imagine following a shadow through a crowded space, loud music and lights marring your vision. It’s kind of a play on the idea of being in a space or with somebody that only exists for a short time.”
Speaking about the accompanying video clip directed by Silence Aitken-Till, Grand Pax says: “The track refers to movement, and that was something that I thought would be good to focus on. We explored the idea of a narrative but decided to do a purely performance based video, and play with formations of colour and the use of lasers which created all the atmosphere we needed to conjure up a vibe for the track.”
Following the release of her celebrated PWR EP, Grand Pax returns with Wavey, a collection of three new tracks expanding on her dusky bedroom-pop and spoken-word-influenced stylings. “Each time I’m given the opportunity to release music, I feel stronger as an artist,” the Goldsmiths-educated musician says. “I speak through these tracks, so if you wanna get to know me that’s the best way!”
Pax paints a hazy coming-of-age picture with nostalgic lyrics improvised during studio sessions. “I like to write without thinking too much about what I want from it, but generally I take reference from my own life, and I think I’m always absorbing what’s going on around me,” she explains. “The ideas kind of carve their own valleys, and I’m not sure how much control I actually have.”
The EP opens with synaesthetic lead single ‘Wavey’, followed by ‘ATV,’ a blissfully subdued introspection of reoccurring dreams and fantasies. “I was touching on how dreams are just moving images, and they exist only in your head, and can just circle like a film on repeat”. Both songs were produced by rising production duo Exmoor Emperor (Christian Alexander, Ama Lou, Rationale), and mixed by David Wrench (the XX, Frank Ocean, Georgia). Closing track ‘Trip’, produced and mixed by Gotts Street Park’s Josh Crocker features shadowy soundscapes invoking nocturnal melancholy inspired by the film Drive. “I imagined moving in a kind of slow motion, sitting back in a space,” Pax says. “Feeling everything in a way that was being narrated.”
Grand Pax first shot to ascendance with acclaimed debut single ‘Comet’ in 2018, heralded by Pitchfork as “a soothing anthem for anyone prone to overthinking it.” 2020 has already seen the release her second EP PWR, drawing in fans from Dazed, Electronic Sound, & The Line of Best Fit, who compare Pax to “fellow Londoners like King Krule, Tirzah, and Arlo Parks—the soulful and serious Brexit Britain generation whose smoky sounds flutter around the Big Smoke,” as well as being named one of Pigeons & Planes Best New Artists. PWR’s title track and lead single was named BBC Radio 1’s Introducing Track of the Week, to date Grand Pax has seen support at Radio One from Annie Mac, Phil Taggart, Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders and Jamz Supernova.
Grand Pax’s “Wavey” EP is due for release 20 November via Blue Flowers.
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