TAKEN FROM UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM:
‘LONDON’ – OUT 4 JUNE 2021
Brand new folk partnership – NEW MORNING BLUES – return with their sophomore single: “Fortune Teller Blues”.
Comprising Joanna Backovic and Ian de Sylva, the duo weave compelling tales through a fusion of folk, country and indie, with a lush soundscape that ranges from the celestial to the cinematic.
Their latest release “Fortune Teller Blues” is a persuasive and unpredictable development to follow the haunting arrangements of their first single release, the well-received “A Face in the Mirror”. While retaining the intrigue and depth of their debut, their latest track showcases a distinctly more swaggering, gritty, and buoyant side to the band that delightedly defies expectation.
Making light of the unpredictability of daily life in 2021, the band’s Ian de Sylva says of “Fortune Teller Blues”:
“Given the precarious nature of our current times, I wanted to explore the pros and cons of ‘living in the moment’, proposing that we should ‘seize the day’!”
Fusing a buzzsaw slide guitar riff to a compulsive metronomic beat, “Fortune Teller Blues” lays a lively alt/country foundation for Ian and Joanna’s distinct voices to tell the tale. With Hammond organ licks, rousing handclap percussion and a slick contemporary production, the pair deliver an infectious roots record that pairs classic sounds with a modern outlook.
New Morning Blues is a brand new collaboration from Joanna Backovic and Ian de Sylva. Although a married couple who run a music studio together in Soho, this is the first time they have created music together…. And with bewitching results. From atmospheric alt/folk duets reminiscent of Mazzy Star at their dusky, delicate best; to lovelorn masteries of Nancy & Lee ambition, New Morning Blues are a potent new pairing.
Already well-respected in their fields, Joanna Backovic is a composer and performance artist who creates electroacoustic music, sonic art and score for theatre and film, while Ian de Sylva’s pedigree is evident in his past affiliations with Medicine/Warner Bros, Craig Leon (The Ramones, Blondie), The Cranberries and Elastica.
With an upcoming debut album, ‘London’, set for release on the 4th June 2021, “Fortune Teller Blues” and “A Face In The Mirror” offer two spellbinding reflections of what lies in store.
NEW MORNING BLUES – DEBUT ALBUM: ‘LONDON’ – OUT 4TH JUNE 2021
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.