As soon as I heard this dreamy, beautiful song I fell in love with it. It's a perfect song to add to your chill-out soundtrack and will just make you feel all kinds of happy. I was lucky enough to ask Toby from the awesome band behind this little piece of loveliness a few questions recently. Have a read and find out a little bit more about the band and the inspiration behind this song too....
1. Your new song ‘Blue and Yellow Light’ is a dreamy, ethereal song that is just a perfect soundtrack for this time of year. It somehow has a warming feel to it. What is the song about?
It's about the soft goodbye to daytime, to life, and to action as you watch the night set in. The kind of attention you place to someone you are falling in love with as well as the weird, sad focus you have when someone is leaving this world.
2. You took some time away before making this new record, what kind of things did you get up to on your break and do you think any of those things inspired your new album?
Since we started in 2002 we've been a very hard working band. We spent a lot of time on the road. By the end of 2012 we felt like we needed to step away from it for a bit and experience different things. So Liela and I started an electronic side project Roman Remains, made a record and toured it around the US during 2014. Olly started a side project FURS and built a studio. Luke got married and started a family. All of it inspired the new album. It's important to leave something alone for a while to get new perspective on it.
3. You new album is called Kin and comes out in 2016. What are some of your favourite songs from the new record?
The current single Blue and Yellow Light is a favourite. It's got a stealthy rhythm and I love hearing Liela sing in that register. We wanted to make a record that had breathing space and an atmosphere of its own. Explore different parts of our band and try some new things. We also pulled in more of our friends to get involved. Mark Lanegan sings on two songs, Sam Windett (Archie Bronson Outfit) sings on one. Terry Edwards plays trumpet on a couple.
4. Apart from your own, who’s music are you loving at the moment, is there anyone you would recommend that we have a listen to?
I've been listening to Duke Garwoods album Heavy Love. Nadine Shah's album Fast Food is really good. I really like Sharon Van Etten, Father John Misty, Algiers, Joe Gideon.
5. And finally because it’s this time of year I have to ask, favourite ever Christmas song?
It would have to be something from Phil Spectors Christmas Album. Probably White Christmas by Darlene Love. I do have a soft spot for Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney though!
You can pre-order the bands new album called KIN HERE and when you do that you get this song for free.
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Let me know what you think of the interview and if you love the song as much as I do...