This worldwide lockdown seems to be doing good things for music, with Bicep releasing their first tune since 2018’s Rain EP this week.
The duo premiered the track ‘Atlas’ on BBC Radio 1, then released it across streaming platforms, set to be an immediate hit.
On Ninja Tune’s website, Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar (a.k.a. Bicep) explained how their fluid performance style influenced their studio sessions while working on ‘Atlas’:
“What we enjoyed most from playing tracks live is how flexible it was…For instance how an element from a track could be interpreted in many different ways and not be reliant on the rest of the original tune. Having the songs broken down in this way means we can really perform them in a drastically different way, based on the setting.”