Welsh folk musician Ali Lacey (AKA Novo Amor) and Brighton-based electronic artist Ed Tullett teamed up in 2014 for the hypnotic “Faux”, a single that recently surpassed two million plays on Spotify. Breathtaking new track “Alps” showcases further evolution of the musicians’ skilled and potent blend of talents.
“Alps” is set into motion by gently chiming guitar work, delicate piano, and a pervasive, reverberating warmth. As with “Faux”, careening falsetto vocals draw the listener directly into the song’s turbulent emotional core. No less clear-sighted or achingly lovely than its predecessor, “Alps” soars as a brilliant extension of Lacey and Tullett’s shared vision.
Tullett had this to say of the song: "'Alps' is a love song written from the sight of aftermath. Lyrically about wanting to revisit a past love, but knowing you’d be completely self-destructive if you did so. The track as a whole aims to conjour a sense of intensity, beauty and nostalgia. It’s more immediate/obvious in its meaning than our last single 'Faux’, but both sound beautiful whilst having deeper-rooted, less positive meanings."
The track follows the February release of Tullett’s debut album Fiancé via Monotreme Records and Novo Amor’s 2015 self-released single, “Anchor”. It was written and recorded by the pair in a week in December at Novo Amor’s studio and builds momentum for their upcoming full-length collaborative record.
"Alps" is released on 14 April. See Novo Amor's live dates below.