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Chris Reardon releases his brand-new single ‘Spiders’ on June 27th via his own Strange Comfort Records. Written and produced by Chris, ‘Spiders’ was recorded in Brixton, and was mastered by Robin Schmidt (Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, The Vaccines). The track is taken form the forthcoming ‘From The Outside In’ EP – due for release in August.
The follow up to last month’s ‘Bends’ (premiered by Clash Magazine), ‘Spiders’ is Chris at his most enigmatic. An incredibly vulnerable song both lyrically and vocally. In both the writing and recording of the song, Chris pushed himself – channelling an array of influences, and letting the song go where it needed to go without forcing the direction.
A short film to accompany ‘Spiders’ is streaming now. The film was made 2 years ago – Chris explains “I was waiting till the right song came along before using the film. ‘Spiders’ is that song. The video echoes some of the songs key themes – a personal journey, a sense of resolution.”
Reardon spent much of his childhood in Hong Kong, before moving to London – drawn as so many others before him by the sounds of the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and later entranced by the likes of Laura Marling and Bon Iver.
Ever eschewing the formulaic, for Chris, song writing is about trying to capture the moment of inspiration instead of formulating lyrics about a specific subject.
Watch ‘Spiders’ here: https://youtu.be/z4V1-vDRb2M
Catch Chris Reardon live:
3rd August – The Bedford, London