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William Doyle unveils new single "Continuum"

09 October 2019, 10:53 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

William Doyle has today unveiled new single "Continuum", the fourth single to be lifted from his forthcoming album Your Wilderness Revisited.

"Continuum" follows on from earlier offerings "Design Guide", "Nobody Else WIll Tell You", and "Millersdale".

Discussing the new single, Doyle explains, "I believe in a move towards a kind of decentralisation of urbanism where we create new, ecologically and environmentally sustainable developments that will make people feel like they can thrive and be creative wherever they live, and not constantly be at the mercy of their urban centres, or of London."

He adds, "If we viewed the urban, semi-urban and the rural as part of one continuum rather than thinking of them as opposing ideas or binaries, we would be able to advance environmental and socio-political discourse in line with each other rather than the kind of separation between these ideas that currently exists. This idea is something I learned from Susannah Hagan’s book Ecological Urbanism: The Nature Of The City (2014) which I was introduced to in an Architectural Review article she wrote on the topic."

Speaking about his new record, which is his first since 2015's East India Youth release Culture of Volume, Doyle says, "This album has been rattling inside of me for over 10 years now. When I left the suburb I spent my entire teenage life in, I started to think back to it and notice the influence it had on me, on my art, and on my development as a person. The architecture and the planning of the modern British suburb influenced this album as much as the experiences and emotions I superimposed upon that landscape at a formative age. I started creating in these places, I started to expand myself in these places, I grappled with grief and loss in these places. I realised that I wouldn’t be alone in having these experiences here, and so I thought there should be a way of redefining or reimagining these places that painted a different picture of them in our collective consciousness. These weren’t just places to escape to the nearest city from – perhaps they held as much truth and beauty in them as anywhere else. This album is, in part, an interrogation and excavation of that truth and beauty."

"Continuum" is out now. William Doyle's Your Wilderness Revisited album will arrive 18 October via The Orchard. He plays The Courtyard in London on 31 October. Find out more.
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