Oliver Spalding’s ‘Bow Creek’ Is A Glittering Tribute To London At Night

by Lucy Lerner

4th October, 2019

‘Bow Creek’ draws you into its world immediately with glittering synths, dreamy vocals, and a retro edge. The single comes courtesy of 23-year-old artist from Brighton, Oliver Spalding following the announcement of his debut album ‘Novemberism’.

“The mood of the song was inspired by the twilight lightshow of Canary Wharf’s towering buildings and the gentle twisting of the DLR…”

The new single portrays visuals of late-night London dotted with sparkling lights through Spalding’s smooth vocals, an ambient atmosphere and iridescent synth stabs. 

The album title ‘Novemberism’ means “to be melancholy all year round” and there is a distinct melancholic edge to this lead track. 

The album focuses on a certain period of time in my life and the things that happened around me,” says Spalding. “My honesty in songwriting is key. The aim of this album was to be raw and emotional. Emotions are scary and no one wants to face them, and that’s what I wanted the album to feel like – something that is uncomfortable but also beautifully revealing.”

‘Novemberism’ will be released on 15th November in digital and CD formats as well as a 180 g white vinyl LP with a free CD enclosed and you can pre-order it here.

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