DUST IN THE SUNLIGHT - HARD TO EXPLAIN
‘Beautiful dusky indie music’ - BBC Introducing
An assured debut, one steeped in a rich sense of emotion while paying acute attention to melody’ - CLASH
A fine blend of Royksopp, The XX and London Grammar with the harmony-laden lushness of First Aid Kit driving the song along while hints of Elliott Smith and Joni Mitchell caress the narrative lyrics’ - Record Of The Day
London-based indie pop duo Dust In The Sunlight say farewell to a surreal year with a dreamy take on The Strokes’ hit single Hard To Explain.
Initially demoed remotely during lockdown, the duo teamed up with Essex-based producer Tom Donovan (Monster Florence, Foreign Beggars) to add layers of warm saxophones, horns, vintage synths, guitars and velvety vocal harmonies.
The song is simultaneously nostalgic and new, with a nod to all that’s been and what’s yet to come.
Dust In The Sunlight are an alt-pop duo based in London. Following a chance meeting at Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’s studio singing backing vocals for his new album, singer-songwriters Billy Wright and Annie Rew Shaw quickly discovered how well their voices melded together. That evening, they wrote their first two songs together and Dust In The Sunlight was formed.
Bonding over a love of artists like Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens and Joni Mitchell, Dust In The Sunlight is a curation of delicately-crafted, contemplative songwriting set against a landscape of brooding, alternative pop.
Within 12 months of their formation, the duo caught the attention and signed a record deal with the West London-based label Project Melody. Their self-titled debut EP picked up support from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, CLASH, Record Of The Day and Radio X. They followed up with a remix EP featuring The Big Pink, Owen Cutts (aka Mr Cutts), Mid Ground, Peaking Lights and Tom Donovan, which has garnered over 300k streams across Spotify and Apple Music.