Embers have outdone themselves. In 2013, “Part of the Echoes” brought attention to the band by adding strings and continuous choir-like backing vocals to a song that was already deserving of praise. Earlier this year, they released “Signs,” another track featuring distortion-free guitar and a richness that is uncommon among songs from Indie bands. Still, “Drowning” is a step forward for Embers. “Drowning” justifies the use of the term “artists” when referring to musicians.
“We've tried merging electronic influences and the whole song is a lot more of a slow burner with some Bon Iver/London Grammar and choral influences, with almost trip hop beats. A hugely more atmospheric and measured approach for us.”
"With 'Drowning' we wanted to create something intense, dark and cinematic, yet meaningful. It’s a step into the unfamiliar for us. We wanted to infuse our sound with the down tempo electronic tracks we’d been listening to - to create something that was different from anything we’d tried before. We focused on manipulating live choral vocals to leave the effect of a song swirling around the distorted beats and it took on this feeling of being gradually submerged and being unable to come up for breath.”
“Drowning” by Embers