Acclaimed Scottish Dream-Folk outfit Constant Follower has released two new tracks ahead of the debut album in March. Following on from the last stunning single Set Aside Some Time, Constant Follower has released a two-track single. I Can’t Wake You and Altona are two spine-tinglingly poignant tracks that affirm the band who Folk Radio described as, “instantly compelling, memorable and moving,” as purveyors of sounds that are simple, yet beautiful. Constant Follower spoke with The Fountain about the new track, what more we can look forward to and their love for the Glad.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to I Can’t Wake You?
I was slightly apprehensive about sharing I Can’t Wake You. It’s slower paced, calmer and needs a bit more time than our last single. But people seem to get it and it’s been received incredibly well and already getting lots of radio play around the world, which is wonderful. You put these things out never knowing what folk will think, so it makes it all worthwhile when positive comments start coming in and you know there’s been a connection. I think if I write a song and it connects with just one person, then it’s been worthwhile.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
It’s a track that’s important to me; the second song I wrote when I picked up the guitar again. Just one sentence… I suppose it’s a dream-like meditation on the impact that momentary events have on our lives, and how time seems to slow to a stop in moments of distress.
TF: That’s exciting news about your new signing, what’s the next thing on your agenda?
Yeah, we’re over the moon to be working with Shimmy Disc and Joyful Noise. Kramer produced so many of the records that inspires my music, so it’s a great honour to have him at the helm. Next up, finishing the mixing of the album. We recorded more songs than we can use, so we’ll finish mixing and then make a good ‘album’ from the best. It’s important to us to make a proper album that tells a story beginning to end, so we’ll be working with Kramer to make something special.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Glad Café. I love that place. We played there a few times and it’s always so welcoming and lovely. But we’re looking forward to playing more churches and theatres – our music seems to lend itself to big spaces. We’ll be heading to the US once it opens again for a tour of small theatres, so the thought of that will keep us going in this world without gigs for now.
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