The track is built around the polarity of dark and light, containing ‘bubbling melodies’ and ‘wistful piano hooks’.
It was put together in spring this year, spontaneously between the two parties.
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On the release, Jacana People say: “The release marks a new phase for Jacana People. It feels more pensive than some of our other work - more intricate and challenging, and we love that about it.”
“Working with Neil was completely joyous, not only personally but creatively. He allowed us the space to experiment whilst giving us the impetus to thrive off the spontaneity and immediacy of live sound. Our collective aim was to build a track around a singular landscape, and as it developed, that scene became abstracted and murky, but still filled with hope.”
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Neil Cowley adds: “I have a little playground of synths and drum machines in my studio and I was delighted to see Aaron and Rob’s eyes light up on their first visit. Clearly, like me, they love the challenge of creating fresh sounds from chunks of metal!”
“This track is the result of the playtime that ensued as we danced round the toys in my room. It was obvious that we both craved a certain type of atmosphere from the production so the construction came very easily, with the result sitting very happily with my ’signature’ piano.”
Jacana People have already amassed 4 million total streams and host a monthly ‘Radio Jacana’ show on Reprezent Radio.
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You can stream ‘And The Lake Was…’ now.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter