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Fink returns with expansive new single "We Watch The Stars"

06 August 2019, 14:06 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Fink has returned with his tender new track "We Watch The Stars", the first to be shared from his forthcoming seventh album due later this year.

"We Watch The Stars" is Fink's first single since 2017's Resurgam.

Speaking about the new single, Fin Greenall, aka Fink, says, ""We Watch The Stars" is the first track I recorded for this new record. I have always loved the image of stars blossoming, because of the ephemeral nature of our experience with them. It’s almost seasonal - we only get to see them at night. Every night they're the same and yet every night it's a different experience."

Greenall adds, "I pictured myself on my back in my parents’ garden in West Cornwall - watching the stars come out as the sun goes down - and wrote the song from there. It was a challenge to musically score the universe blossoming above you. so I called upon my very talented friend Tomer Moked, who contributed a variety of sounds including piano, viola, violin, Prophet 6, Kamancheh and Moroccan cymbals. Tomer and I basically scored the final movement in one, hot, rapid session in Berlin. We just got on one and rode the track home in a day, including the first live takes of my vocals and guitar. Not having any kind of rhythm in the track initially was important to me - something about the randomness and organic-ness of nature I guess - but then the second half is tethered by rhythm, channelling the rules and regulations of the universe in some pulsating, hypnotic, and mathematic sense. The uber-talented Nicky Hustinx, who has drummed with Fink many times in the past, worked on this aspect of the track with Tomer and I."

"We Watch The Stars" is out now. Fink plays London's Roundhouse on 16 November. Find out more.
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