London-based pianist, keyboard player and composer Maria Chiara Argirò has announced she will be releasing a new album called ‘Hidden Seas’ later this year through Cavalo Records.
‘Hidden Seas’ is Argirò’s second full-length album – a dreamy jazz, electronic and folk concoction featuring a stellar line-up of talent in Leila Martial (vocals), Sam Rapley (sax/clarinet), Tal Janes (guitar/effects), Andrea Di Biase (double bass), and Gaspar Sena (drums).
The 10-track album sees her further developed her style of jazz with a twist of contemporary genres, influenced by her numerous tours with bands such as These New Puritans. Never one to stand still artistically she is also involved with a variety of musical projects which includes Kinkajous, Teotima, Rosie Turton and more.
To give us a little taste of what’s to come, Argirò has also released the album’s lead track called ‘Nautilus’ which you can listen to below.
With her unique approach to harmony and melody, the track is a wonderful snapshot of all that’s good about MCA’s music.
Over the course of the track’s five and a bit minute journey the spellbinding vocals of Martial soar atop of the expansive soundscapes that gradually intensifies over time.
If you fancy catching Maria and her group live they’ll be performing at Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall) on the 9th of May. Buy tickets here.