When ‘Airy Met Fairy's new track is beautiful and melancholic

Wednesday 11th March 2020 | Grace

Covering Rufus Wainwright’s original song, When ‘Airy Met Fairy today release their own version of Going to a Town, a protest song about the state and politics of America. The new single is being issued ahead of their new album that comes out in May.

After the announcement of their last album Glow back in 2018, When ‘Airy Met Fairy have spent the last few months developing a stripped back an intimate sound for their newest album. Esprit De Corps, translated from French meaning ‘spirit of the body’, is an album of minimalist instrumentalism and emotive melancholy. It is the second musical collection from the Nordic Duo, who in a previous interview with Guestlist, commented on their music saying, “I feel like I’m a lost killer whale, singing to my people.”

Vocals/instrumentalist, Thorunn Egilsdottir comments: “To me this album captivates the essence of who we are as people. No attempt to embellish anything. We left the sounds of me breathing and Mike’s instruments rattling while we switch between intensity and intimacy.”

The band’s newest single Going to a Town was created without hearing the initial beautiful track until after the song was recorded. On making this bold move, Mike Koster says: I insisted on not hearing the original until it's done. I wanted to stay a musical virgin in order to get involved in a creative way.” 

The single is out today with the album being released on 8th May. Check out more about the band on their website, Facebook and YouTube.