Elevator is the lead track from Smoke Fairies' forthcoming album Darkness Brings The Wonders Home, the duo's first full studio album since 2014's self-titled record.
It's a welcome return for a band that's been around for twelve years without really getting the recognition they've deserved despite a stretch of high-quality beautifully crafted records that have won them critical acclaim from their peers (including a support slot with Richard Hawley many years back) if not a commercial breakthrough. If Elevator is any indicator of Darkness Brings The Wonders Home, the album will be set to win over those hearts once more despite the significant absence since their last outing.
Kathryn explains the story behind the song : “Someone said to me ‘I never say goodbye in elevators’ and then the doors rolled shut and I whizzed off upwards. The exchange spurred this song - there is no way of knowing what is going on in someone else’s mind and sometimes it just feels like you’re kind of lost, like being in an elevator stuck between floors, trying to figure them out. The song is set in Hollywood. How many weird exchanges, miscommunications and career breaks and falls must have taken place inside of Hollywood elevators?”
Darkness Brings the Wonders Home is released on January 31 and there is an exclusive Dinked edition available at some independent stores as well as a gold signed vinyl available from their store.
They play the following dates : Manchester Soup Kitchen (February 1), Leeds Oporto (2), Norwich Arts Centre (3), Oxford Bullingdon (5), London Hoxton Hall (6), Birmingham Sunflower Lounge (7), Bristol Rough Trade (8) and Portsmouth The Square Tower (9).
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