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Approved: Tusks

By | Published on Thursday 13 July 2017

Tusks

Emily Underhill has been making music as Tusks for a few years now, but her output has not exactly been prolific. This is understandable when you hear how meticulously crafted each of her songs is – each note, each instrument, each effect, each word is arranged with thought and purpose. Now, finally, she is set to release her debut album, ‘Dissolve’, on 13 Oct.

The record’s first single, ‘Toronto’, was released earlier this year, giving a glimpse of the atmospheric sound she has built. Now follows the title track, ‘Dissolve’, which is a simply stunning extension of the guitar-led world of sonic layers she has created.

“I’m a very visual person, I love being outdoors and surrounded by nature”, she says of the influences on her sound. “I grew up by the sea and I’ve always tried to spend as much time outside and travel as much as possible – I think perhaps subconsciously that all influences how cinematic some of my music can be and why I love creating the artwork to go with it”.

Of how she would like others to perceive her music, she says: “I can have something going in my life and listen to a song and totally relate that song to me – it’s like that artist is sharing that experience with me and creating a soundtrack to my life. I take a lot of inspiration from more cinematic music in the creation and production of my music and maybe that’s why that idea sits with me more – it creates a closer connection between the listener and the record”.

Listen to ‘Dissolve’ here:

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