by Thomas Bedward November 12, 2021
Showcasing Hollow Coves at their finest and most reflective, their new single glides from stunning harmonies to infectiously warm melodies. Titled ‘Purple’, the new track allows the band to open up with a reverent vulnerability, backed by opulent melodies and instrumentation that will undoubtedly see their already infatuated fan base continue to grow and celebrate the sincere duo.
‘Purple’ was produced by multi-ARIA award winner Andy Mak (Vera Blue, Boy & Bear, Megan Washington), who found himself so enamoured with the duo’s music that he reached out directly, desperate to work with them at the iconic Grove Studios in Sydney.
Joining them on the track was Harry Day of Middle Kids, to complete the stellar team of Australian creatives contributing to the song. With Australian and New Zealand tour dates selling fast, the band have timed the release perfectly, to continue cultivating the intimate connection they share with audiences worldwide. Inspired by a trip away with his now-wife, songwriter Matt Cairns took to nylon and paper to write ‘Purple’, sharing the couple’s first moment of openness and vulnerability together.
Speaking openly about the new single, Ryan Henderson of the band explained, “After looking at his past work we realised that we are actually fans of a bunch of stuff he has produced. So, we decided to give it a shot. Earlier this year we flew down to Sydney and spent a couple of days recording at The Grove Studios with Andy and his go-to engineer Jackson Barclay.”
Bandmate Matt Cairns continued, “One afternoon, early in our relationship, we sat beside a lighthouse on Fingal Headland and put everything on the table. It was the first time being completely vulnerable with each other and it opened a door to a whole new dimension in our relationship. It was at that moment that I realised that this was the girl that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.”
In particular, the song pays homage to that lighthouse on Fingal Headland, which serves as a constant reminder of the moment they shared a deeper connection, forging the next steps of their relationship.
With borders reopening and live music returning globally, Hollow Coves have seized the moment to return to doing what they do best - capturing the hearts of concertgoers globally. Their Australia & New Zealand Tour will take in two of their largest fan bases - spanning capital and regional centres across the two countries.
Matt added, "We’re feeling excited about getting on the road again and playing some spots we haven’t played before. It’s just great that the music industry is slowly but surely opening up to more gigs. We can’t wait to see you all!”
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