Spirit Level is proud to announce their latest Australian signing, Melbourne-based "emotional pop" duo Telling.
Telling merges two very distinct but equally strong creative voices into a perfect marriage: soulful singer-songwriter and recent Secretly Canadian signing Ben Abraham, and innovative electronic/pop producer Tim Shiel.
“New Love” showcases the duo at their most ambitious - it’s a bold anthem about picking up the pieces after things have fallen apart. Abraham passionately calls upon a friend to pull themselves together, while Shiel’s driving production seamlessly weaves together a vast array of sounds - from harp progressions and choral samples, to string sections and plaintive solo piano. The song closes with an unlikely talkbox solo from Spirit Level co-founder Wally de Backer aka Gotye.
Telling are a formidable songwriting and production team, and they join Braille Face and Zammuto on the expanding Spirit Level roster.
released July 28, 2016
Artwork by Tommi PG.
Written by Ben Abraham and Tim Shiel.
Mixed by Tim Shiel.
Additional mixing by Andrei Eremin.
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick.
Ben Abraham - vocals
Tim Shiel - production, additional vocals
Wally de Backer - talkbox
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