The stunning offering comes as a much-needed moment of escapism. Taking inspiration from people, different perspectives, Same World, Different Eyes is enlightening and gorgeous. Explaining more, the band share: All of the songs were written before the pandemic hit, but I feel over the past few years they’ve become even more relevant – trying to find some form of connection with other humans, which I think people are struggling with right now with so much division in the world. I always come back to the Jo Cox quote ‘We have more in common than which divides us’.
The London-based two-piece has embraced the art of collaboration with perfect poise. Writing both through the eyes of others and their own, the EP touches on a number of relatable and pragmatic observations.
The title track ‘Same World, Different Eyes’ comes as an exquisite opener, sonically warm and lyrically full of hope that bears infectious strength. ‘Today feels a lot like leaving, float to the bottom and push back up’.
Just A Call, produced by Owen Cutts (Greentea Peng, Stormzy, HER), is the second previously unreleased single to feature on the EP. Blossoming strings and flawless vocals tell a story written from the perspective of someone in the twilight years of their life, taking stock of how they have impacted those around them. See below for the tracklist.
Same Word, Different Eyes
- Same World, Different Eyes
- Handful of Water
- Just a Call
- Former Lives
Wonderland called their latest single ‘Handful of Water’ ‘emotion drenched’ and stated it had the power to ‘quell any stresses’.
Dust In The Sunlight kicked off 2022 with the release of ‘Former Lives’. The lush moment of escapism that was written as a response to society’s insatiable pressures and expectations. Atwood Magazine described it as “A warm, lilting salve for the pressures to conform, Dust in the Sunlight’s “Former Lives” is a tenderly hypnotic song of escape and rediscovery”.
After a chance meeting at a recording session in 2017 as solo artists, Annie Rew Shaw and Billy Wright’s vocals merged so effortlessly that everyone in the room agreed this had to be the beginning of something special. Within 12 months of their official formation, Dust in The Sunlight signed to indie label Project Melody.
After honing their sound and merging their skills, the pair released their debut EP during the first UK lockdown in 2020. The self-entitled body of work won many hearts with its gorgeous showcase of harmonious vocals and tender songwriting. Scooping support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Radio X, Atwood, Clash and Record of The Day who after describing the sound as ‘A fine blend of Royksopp, The XX and London Grammar’ it’s clear to see this band is onto a good thing.