Ex en Provence have debuted their new single, ‘Counting Down The Suns’.
Out today (Friday, 11th December) via Joca Records, it sees the duo – Londoner Samuel Deschamps and Berlin-based Jan Blumentrath – reflect on life’s scarier sticky spots with a bouncy, optimistic tune.
“The idea was born reading about Hou Yi (后 羿), a Chinese mythological archer who shot down nine of the ten suns in the sky so the earth wouldn’t get scorched,” they explain.
“‘Counting Down the Suns’ became a metaphor for dealing with all the fears of whatever is coming our way. How we are all on a quest for enlightenment. How small things can grow big and like the wait for the eruption of an active volcano. Which all seems even more significant in the current political and global climate.
“The song helps the listener along on their romantic escapism road trip through lavender fields to the Port of Marseille punctuated with some climatic peaks on the way.”
Give it a listen below, and keep an eye out for more from the band next year.