If you’re unfamiliar with Oxford-based duo A Silent Film, drop everything you’re doing right now and check out this song:
Watch: “Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well” – A Silent Film
Hailing off their 2012 sophomore album Sand & Snow, “Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well” is the first song I heard from A Silent Film. Robert Stevenson and Spencer Walker are powerful songwriters and storytellers, not to mention creative musicians with an anthemic bent.
Speaking of anthemic, A Silent Film is coming back strong in 2015: Last Tuesday, the band released the single “Tomorrow” off their upcoming 4-track EP New Year. The late-April EP release will coincide with a twelve-city American tour – the “Secret Rooms Tour” – that will find A Silent Film performing in private, intimate settings in the country’s biggest cities.
In addition to all this, the band has also set the release of their third full-length album for Fall 2015 – so that’s happening.
Bottom line: 2015 is an anthemic year for A Silent Film, and what better way to portray that than with an anthemic song as well? “Tomorrow” is most certainly all that, and more: A heavy keyboard/synth-driven track, the song centers around the repetition of the phrase, “Pray for a chance to prove yourself tomorrow.” It’s a song vaguely about renewal and change: The lyrics are abstract enough for it to be applied to most any situation, whether it’s a breakup, a new beginning, the shitstorm that was 2014… you name it!
“Tomorrow” can be politically-driven if you want it to be: With few award shows left to put famous artists onscreen singing “Glory” and making wry comments about white privilege in America, the remainder of 2015 is certainly going to be in need of a couple battle cries. Could this be one?
Let’s look at the facts: A Silent Film’s forthcoming EP is called New Year. The cover art features a hand holding a peeled-back orange (not sure how deep we want to get into the imagery here), and EP’s other songs are entitled “Paralysed,” “Strong Enough” and “Message in the Sand.” Extrapolate from there.
Pray for a chance to prove yourself tomorrow.
This is the kind of timely, relevant music we all wish U2 had put out late last year. “Tomorrow” should have come yesterday. The song’s structure marks a turn for the band’s time-tested, listener-approved storytelling style of songwriting, and that’s okay because it’s still them, it still sounds like them, and it’s got enough depth and power to prove that A Silent Film is ready to make some noise.
Listen: “Tomorrow” – A Silent Film
More on A Silent Film (from the band)
Secret Rooms Tour:
A very special experience we’re creating for our fans to accompany the New Year release. Tickets will be made available for purchase to randomly selected fans who register to attend. The registration window begins TODAY, and ends March 4th. The randomly selected registrants will be notified on March 5th and everyone will have an equal chance of being selected for their show. Go to http://showsnear.by/SecretRooms to enter!
ATTENDANCE GETS YOU MUCH MORE THAN JUST A TICKET:
* An unforgettable experience with the band:
Admission to an intimate and interactive event at a secret location in the city, featuring unreleased music and fan favorites, and a night full of surprises. Photo, autograph and conversation opportunities with the band throughout the night.
ALL THE NEW MUSIC FIRST
An instant download of “Tomorrow” when you enter, an instant download of “Paralysed” if you are selected to attend (the only way to get this song before release day!), a digital copy of the New Year EP immediately upon release (4/21), and a digital copy of the upcoming album coming Fall 2015 as soon as it’s released (including delivery of any early-release tracks).
PERSONAL THANK YOU
Your name printed in the liner notes of the new EP, New Year, and an autographed copy of the CD at the show.
Signed and numbered show-specific poster from your city’s Secret Room, and a signed, handwritten setlist of your city’s show.
BRING A FRIEND
Add a second ticket to your order for half price.
Additional secrets to be revealed!
Admission is $100 for a single attendee, or $150 for attendee + one guest.
New Year EP:
Our new EP is available for pre-order NOW, including an instant download of the new single, “Tomorrow” here: smarturl.it/asfnewyear New Year will be released on April 21st.
New Year EP:
3. Strong Enough
4. Message in the Sand
April 25 – Seattle, WA
April 26 – Portland, OR
April 27 – Sacramento, CA
April 28 – Los Angeles, CA
April 30 – Denver, CO
May 2 – Chicago, IL
May 4 – Boston, MA
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA
May 6 – New York, NY
May 7 – Washington, DC
May 8 – Charlotte, NC
May 12 – Dallas, TX