Indie-folk quintet Hillsburn have released their new single “Strange Clouds” from their upcoming sophomore LP The Wilder Beyond due February 2, 2018. Watch the video below. The song itself is more guitar-driven than anything from the group’s award-winning debut, In The Battle Years, with defiant, choir-like vocals that recall Florence & The Machine. The band will head out for some tour dates this Fall and early next year. Full routing below.
The video for “Strange Clouds” follows Hillsburn’s Rosanna Burrill as she runs from and ultimately confronts her fear, symbolized by a wolf-masked figure who pursues her through the forest. “We’re excited to start sharing this music,” says Burrill of The Wilder Beyond, which the band spent a year making. “It’s something different, there are more layers.” Hillsburn doubled down on their independent ethos for their second record, The Wilder Beyond, producing it collectively and recording it in singer Paul Aarntzen’s Halifax apartment. They stuck with that approach in making the video for “Strange Clouds”, the album’s lead single. Aarntzen shot and directed, and the other band members appear as characters. “‘Strange Clouds’ is about hanging on and standing up and fighting back, even when you feel like you’re drowning,” says singer Rosanna Burrill. “Some days that’s harder than others, but we have to keep trying.”
Hillsburn features Paul Aarntzen (vox/guitar), Rosanna Burrill (vox/violin), Clayton Burrill (vox/guitar), and Jackson Fairfax-Perry (piano/keys) and Clare Macdonald (percussionist). For more information on Hillsburn, visit this location.
More information on the upcoming release will be announced in the coming weeks. Additional Canadian tour dates will be announced soon.
Hillsburn Tour Dates 2017/2018:
01.18 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
01.19 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre
01.20 – Fredericton, NB @ Shivering Songs Festival
03.03 – East Margaretsville, NS @ Evergreen Theatre
03.08 – Waterbury, VT @ Zenbarn
03.10 – Windsor, NS @ Mermaid Theatre