Plini is now streaming his new single and video "Still Life" featuring Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders. Because apparently Plini's incredible six-stringed talent wasn't enough for the song, right? "Still Life" comes from Plini's upcoming EP Mirage due out December 1. Pre-orders are available here.
"It's hard to know where to start with this song – it contains some of my favourite abstract drumming by Chris Allison, amazing bass playing and some very unsettling mixing by Simon Grove, and is the first song I've shared from the EP featuring live string arrangements by my longtime friend AJ Minette," said Plini of the single.
"It's also my first recording using an oud. Then there's the video, my usual collaborators Jamie McVicker and Declan Blackall managed to make something that feels, in the best way possible, like more of a weird audio visualiser than a 'proper' music video, and Emily Jansz created the perfect set for it. You should have smelled the room after having a raw fish in it all day!"
On the Tosin Abasi feature, Plini adds, "Tosin was one of the main inspirations for me getting into writing guitar-centric music in the first place. His band, Animals As Leaders, took me on some of my first tours around the world and we've since become good friends, so to have him play on one of my songs is something that teenage me would never even have dreamed of. Such a treat!"