Conscious Route, Texture, Becci Wallace – Orphan (2022)
‘Orphans’ is a track for the post-truth, extremely online age. The deft lyrics expose the false promise of the streaming economy, and the exploitation of art for commercial profit. This is a track that diagnoses the alienation of a generation who live their lives under opt-in surveillance – a state-of-the-nation address from three of Scotland’s most fiercely independent artists.
The original mix, written and arranged by Becci Wallace with additional production from Audrey Tait (Franz Ferdinand) unfurls in a gathering storm of soft guitars and dusted beats, anchored by Becci’s soaring voice and bittersweet hooks. The track has a layered added nuance from the trombone of Edinburgh Jazz head Chris Greive. Chris is known for features, performances and production alongside a host of growing names like Joseph Malik, Rebecca Vasmant and The Scottish Jazz Orchestra.
The remix by Scott Bathgate offers a more jazzy, traditional hip-hop framework for the complex, densely-layered lyrical exchanges of Texture and Conscious Route. Each mix offers a different side of a track that twins raw poetics with incisive social commentary.
paru le 26 mai 2022
Music by Becci Wallace on the Original Version Mixed and Mastered by production from Audrey Tait (Franz Ferdinand) & Lauren Gilmore @ Novasound Studio, Featuring Lyrics by Becci Wallace, Conscious Route & Texture and guest Trombone from Chris Greive. Remix by Scott Bathgate
Art Work by Alex Holman