Electronic folk innovator Jayne Dent aka Me Lost Me, has a new EP on the way.
Due out in October, The Circle Dance EP melds synthesisers with double bass (John Pope) and woodwind ( Faye MacCalman) to imagine a future-facing vision of a planet built on balance and harmony. “One where we’ve actually managed to sort things out,” she says. You can listen to the lead track ‘Acrobat on the Roof’ below.
Speaking about the song Dent explains: “Acrobat on the Roof is a song about fixing things, rest and support structures, with the lyrics improvised over mechanically ticking samples and synth loops that unravel with Faye MacCalman’s clarinet solo. It was written during my time as Artist in Residence at Sage Gateshead, and this particular track came about after reading up on alternative economic models and witnessing a huge surge in the formation of mutual aid groups in 2020. I imagine it as an interaction between two characters, one taking a break from their work and sitting on a roof and enjoying the view, the other on the ground below passing them, a snippet of a mundane interaction in an imaginary future.”
Give the track a listen and fall in love the with Dent’s dreamy blend of delicate vocals, floaty folk textures and electroacoustic grooves. We’re excited to hear what the rest of the project sounds like, for now though, tune in above!
1. The Circle Dance
2. Acrobat on the Roof
3. Sing to the Sun
4. Three Crossings
Press notes: 100 limited run of cassette tapes. Side A consists of tracks 1-5 of the Circle Dance EP, Side B is a collage of the full field recordings featured throughout the EP.
The Circle Dance is out October 1st digitally and ships out on cassette on August 27th.