FROM THE FORTHCOMING EP ‘& THE FRIDAY FRIENDS’
“A triumphant homage to ‘80s themed cocktail parties, night bus rides and lycra” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Multi-faceted pop with an incredible sense of colour…” – Clash
“One of the most bizarre, exciting songs we’ve heard all year” – Hilly Dilly
“A perfect mixture of pop, dance music and serene, blissed out moments” – Born Music
Following on from the Huw Stephens supported single ‘Friends’, London-via-Adelaide artist Count Counsellor is back with a brand new track from his forthcoming ‘& The Friday Friends’ EP, ‘Open Eyes’.
In keeping with the sound of the first taste of the EP, ‘Open Eyes’ is a washed out slice of indie pop complete with an infectious guitar line, an unexpected Boyz II Men sample comprising the track’s hook, and hazy vocals that fuse the vibe of his previous work with the euphoric stylings of his last single. Moving away from the vocal focused direction of ‘Friends’, ‘Open Eyes’ focuses on the more textured elements of his sound, adding another dimension to the multi-faceted world of Count Counsellor.
Listen to ‘Open Eyes’ here
Combining a perfect mixture of pop, dance music and serene, blissed out moments, Henry Counsell, better known as Count Counsellor, pinpoints his wide range of inspirations to the cultural “melting pot” in which he grew up. Sneaking into his brother’s DJ sets when he was younger, his exposure to the sounds of Burial, Fela Kuti, The Streets, Paul Simon and Sade continue to make an imprint on his compositions today; “There is no doubt that you are hugely influenced by the people you listen to. So listening to those artists have hugely influenced how I play and write, whether it is clear in the music or not.”
To celebrate the release of the forthcoming ‘& The Friday Friends EP’, Count Counsellor will play a very special headline show at London’s Camden Assembly on 5th September.
Sitting as the perfect counterpoint to ‘Friends’, ‘Open Eyes’ is evidence of Count Counsellor’s versatility as an artist, giving proof of his ability to create perfectly crafted electronic pop music that provides a tailor-made soundtrack to the summer months and beyond.
‘& the Friday Friends’ EP Tracklisting:
2. Open Eyes
3. So Much Sass