Joy Atlas – Altitude (single)
Released 11th November
Geometric, synth-pop four-piece Joy Atlas return with fourth single after stunning Latitude Festival debut.
Joy Atlas’ fourth single, ‘Altitude’, is a dynamic, textured pop song that continues to showcase the band’s stunning melodies and memorable hooks.
With a sound overflowing with lyrical intelligence, epic synth, fragmented noise and stripped back beats, Joy Atlas have won many new fans over the last twelve months, including the likes of Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) and Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), and recently performed on the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Latitude Festival.
As a song, ‘Altitude’ nails that terrifying, wonderful tipping point between casual affair and full-on love bomb, observing that it’s ‘easier to let yourself fall when you can still see the ground’, as it propels itself from the percolation of a cautious beginning, into a buoyant, unbridled chorus, with escalating chords and a rousing sense of yearning.
Over the past eighteen months, Joy Atlas have been winning over an army of global listeners via a series of sold-out live performances, Hype Machine premieres and a string of prime-time radio play. The members of Joy Atlas have been championed by NME, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and The Culture Show. They’ve shared stages with the likes of John Grant, Maximo Park, Elvis Costello, Portico and The Unthanks, and this new release is their latest example of a band distilling an array of influences into an exciting new sound.
Joy Atlas’ ‘Altitude’ is released on 11th November and will be available to purchase on iTunes and Spotify.
Joy Atlas is acclaimed singer/songwriter Beccy Owen, keyboard/synth player Adam Kent, bassist Ian ‘Dodge’ Paterson and drummer Ged Robinson
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