Fly Away EP

Artist Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons
Release date 22 Jun 2018
Catalogue CRM191R

Tracklist

  1. Fly Away
  2. Fly Away (Jonas Rathsman Remix)

Taken from the forthcoming Moons album ‘Heart Of Sky’, the new single ‘Fly Away’ has been described by Lazarus as “a cosmic love story”.

Heart of Sky is ebulliently fronted by Jesse Appiah, the rising London singer who’s worked with Michael Kiwanuka, Jamie Woon, Kwabs and Jess Glynne. He is joined by Ben Chetwood, session musician and MD who has worked with everyone from Rudimental to King Krule, plus the Heritage Orchestra’s Rob Gentry, and, of course, Lazarus himself. With a guest appearance from Australian singer Chela on the recent single ‘Five Moons’.

Heart of Sky was recorded in Monastic Studios, Lazarus’ custom-built studio overlooking the Mugello mountains, deep in the heart of Tuscany. It combines Lazarus’s cosmic world influences with his love for ‘80s soul/funk. “The world influence is still there but it’s subtler,” Lazarus explains, “I’ve been digging in crates, searching for interesting, weird music in Middle Eastern record fairs. These inspirations appear throughout the new record, but after touring I knew I wanted to write the next record with the band, utilising the power of a soulful vocalist at the front. My background is very much in soul music. I started buying records when I was 12, listening to pirate radio stations in London, going to soul all-dayers, jazz-funk, rare groove, I spent every penny on records with strong vocals and hooky choruses. On the new album, I thought maybe there was a way to connect that heart and soul to a positive, trippy, psychedelic sound.”

Remixes of ‘Fly Away’ by Swedish DJ Jonas Rathsman are forthcoming. ‘Heart Of Sky’ album is released on the 20th July 2018.