The Barnum Meserve are back with a beautifully brilliant new offering called ‘Gaslight’. The long-awaited return see’s the Nottingham UK 3-piece share their first taste of new music since their 2017 album ‘When All Is Lost’. ‘Gaslight’ is the natural progression for a band that cleverly takes inspiration from movie scores and soundtracks.
With their new single we see The Barnum Meserve in a whole new light. A new era see’s the band combined old-world instruments with new technologies such as synths, drum machines and arpeggiators allowing them to experiment with more expansive and alluring soundscapes.
“It’s about manipulation making someone feel like they’re going insane but also making people question themselves whether it’s them or yourself who is the problem. I’ve been in relationships in the past where I’ve been in that situation and it’s a nasty place to be. I thought it was a great idea to write about as it can be a dark subject matter, to be manipulated by those around you who you love and ultimately trust.” Explains the bands frontman Leon Wiley.
‘Gaslight’ quickly became a chance for the band to experiment with the approach of how they had previously worked on music. The change of approach goes hand it hand with the accompanying music video which looks into isolation in a gritty and abstract way.
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