- 08 Nov 19
Waterford natives join forces on the sean nós-influenced house track.
Following the success of his collaborative hip-house track 'Let Loose' with Pat Lagoon, premiered on Hot Press back in August, Evan Miles is returning to his roots. The Waterford electronic artist has teamed up with contemporary folk band Newfoundland to release his latest single 'Hour Glass'.
Blending atmospheric house with a haunting take on traditional song 'The Parting Glass', the track embraces a sense of timelessness. 'Hour Glass' transports the mournful and mystical sentiments of the ancient song to the present day, to explore the difficulties of modern relationships and time restraints.
“I actually had the instrumental composed first of all with sort of an airy-ambient feel to it," Evan reveals. "I wanted to keep that vibe going throughout the track, so with this I was delighted for Newfoundland to be on board with this and allowing me to put my own spin on them, opposed to their usual style. I tried to keep it relatively simple in regards to instrumentation, to make sure to allow space for the vocals to take centre stage.”
Evan, a founding member of the arts and music collective Anomaly, has enjoyed a busy few months – clocking up performances in venues and festivals across the country. A genre-defying artist, the Waterford native's work has ranged from hip-house collaborations with Pat Lagoon to acid house remixes of Ghostking Is Dead tracks.
Listen to 'Hour Glass' below: