Our Song of the Day is from Erland & The Carnival’s forthcoming album ‘Closing Time’. The track ‘Daughter’ is a departure from what we’re maybe use to hearing from the band who take their name from the Jackson C Frank song ‘My Name is Carnival’. Both beautiful and simple the song was written for Erland’s daughter after he became a father for the first time – and half a bottle of whiskey.
“I was trying to write and record the simplest song that can say a number of deeper things while saying something completely obvious,” says Erland. “It’s more about hopeful reassurance than departure. To be honest, that pretty much sums up the entire record to me,”
The new album (out 25 August) promises to be a new chapter which if the track above is anything to go by then I’m very much looking forward to hearing more. According to the press release ‘Closing Time’ is the very first time the listener can truly hear the wholly collaborative process that is Erland and The Carnival.
Lyrical and musical duties have always been shared, yet here the combined creativity of the pair’s working friendship is only solidified with Erland taking a more ‘hands on’ approach to production, and the strings, brought about by the album’s unashamed twisted and selfish love song ‘Quiet Love’, scored by Simon [Tong] before being recorded by a quartet in his living room one afternoon.
05 AUG – Brighton, Prince Albert,
07 AUG – London, Servant Jazz Quarters, SOLD OUT
13 OCT – Glasgow, Broadcast,
14 OCT – Manchester, Soup Kitchen,
16 OCT – Leicester, The Musician,
17 OCT – London, Purcell Rooms, Southbank,