Jane Weaver has been announced for the 40th instalment in Speedy Wunderground‘s singles series.
The only track in the series yet not to be recorded in Dan Carey’s regular Streatham HQ, it was instead put to tape in Abbey Road Studios.
“I was invited to Abbey Road to record as one of their Lock-In Sessions” recalls Weaver, “so asked Dan to be involved. I’ve always admired Dan’s production style – it’s really exciting and dynamic, most records I like these days have his name on them, and for ages I’ve been keen to have a look around his studio and explore the possibilities to do something creative together. We wrote the song at Dan’s place and then recorded most of it at Abbey Road- Studio 3. Having to turn it around, write and record a song from scratch within 24hrs was really exciting as we’d never worked together before, but I knew we shared a joy for certain sounds and equipment- and in true Speedy style it happened pretty quickly.”
The resulting track – ‘Oblique Fantasy’ – will be available in a physical format from 17th June, and is streaming now.
“I guess the song is about waiting for passion and inspiration,” says Weaver, “writing in lockdown at times wasn’t easy because of the lack of connection, and interaction with others, wanting to write something emotive and pop and looking for a way out of the forced solitude, it was a bit of a puzzle… I guess in the end I’m writing about the longing for normality and that seeming like it was now part of another dimension… a fantasy.”