We Are In The Fields EP out today!
Full EP stream via Folk Radio
Watch “Dusk (Change)”
A year after his critically acclaimed debut album Hoverance, Ralegh Long returns with a subtle new E.P, We Are In The Fields. This gentle, restrained E.P picks up where Hoverance left off, with woodwind and picked guitars calling to mind Nick Drake, Whiskeytown’s Pneumonia and the later albums of the Innocence Mission.
“Dusk” in particular pays a debt to Nick Drake, with a beautifully cascading melody, delicately picked guitars and warm pedal steel creating a richly crafted sound with an inviting ambience. The video picks up on the E.P’s preoccupation with time and change. Home video footage was projected on to Long as he performed the track; all the imagery and effects you see were done live with out the use of overlays.
The E.P is released digitally and as a cotton tote bag with artwork by the renowned illustrator Frances Castle. You can stream the full EP viaFolk Radio.
Set once again in the fields around his home, the E.P charts the course of a single day, with tracks named ‘Morning‘ (with video directed by Darren Hayman), ‘Afternoon’, ‘Dusk’ and ‘Night’.
Long’s debut album Hoverance was released last year and was well received in the UK and Europe. Ralegh spent the summer touring, and has just returned from a run of shows in Italy, which Sky Arts praised for; “calling to mind the atmosphere of Nick Drake”.
Tote Pre-Order (includes immediate download of We are in the Fields) https://raleghlong.bandcamp.com
New E.P. We Are In The Fields
Out 12 August via Gare du Nord
Released digitally and as a cotton tote bag with artwork by Frances Castle
“He seems incapable of sitting at a piano and coming up with anything that doesn’t tremble with almost mystical longing … you’ll be reminded variously of Nilsson, early Todd Rundgren, even Alex Chilton at his most overwrought and wracked.” The Guardian (New Band of the Week)
“Sad, spooky pastoralism of Bill Fay or Nick Drake are touchstones on songs laden with rural imagery and dexterous melody.” Mojo 4*s
“As well as capturing the mood of the countryside perfectly Long also reveals himself here as being a songwriter of great quality.” Neon Filler 9/10