Portuguese duo Vaarwell have released their new EP, ‘Consume & Grow’.
Following on from singles ‘Fall Back’, ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Consume’, the four-track release is out today (Friday, 18th June) and sees the alt-pop pair meld a number of genres to kick off a whole new era.
The band explain: “This EP is our first as a duo and it’s definitely the mark of a new chapter for Vaarwell. It was written in between Lisbon and London, and then produced and recorded in the latter during autumn and winter of 2020. London, both through its ambience, weather and music scene, had a huge influence in the EP’s sound and production. ‘Consume & Grow’ is about nurture and care for others, from a sisterly concern and advice giving to a romantic or friendly kind of care and attention.”
“This was the first time that we wrote all the songs together and in person,” they continues, “whereas before we would mostly work separately – it made a huge difference in our songwriting style and helped us create what we feel is our most cohesive and mature work yet. We were listening to a lot of UK based electronic, eletro-pop and R&B music, with some of our biggest musical influences during the creative process being James Blake, Biig Piig, Låpsley, Arlo Parks and Joy Crookes.”
Give it a listen below.