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Northling drop the second single from their upcoming EP 'Wild'.
Formed in 2017 as an improvisational collective, Northling draws inspiration from the ever-changing landscapes of Lancashire, encompassing its coastlines, lakes, and fells, where the shifting seasons can unfold within a single hour. This rich diversity is reflected in their cinematic indie-electronica music, which effortlessly transitions from melancholic to euphoric, from darkness to light, and from desolation to celebration.
Since their formation, Northling's music has garnered support from respected platforms such as BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. They were also the first band to release on Reflections, earmarking their distinctive sound on the label back in 2022 with their EP Tycho.
'Hallowed Ground' is the band’s third EP, the second to be released through Reflections. ‘Wild', with its synth arps and urgent, rolling drums reveals another side to the band, one that's more forthright and energetic. Throughout the track, vocalist Joe Spencer’s lyrics explore the modern detachment from wildness and the urge to escape into nature, a call that is answered by Charlotte Rumley’s haunting declaration of “into the wild we go...”. With its specific sentiment and phrasing, this vocal part of Rumley’s was lifted from a different demo to become the focus and inspiration behind the writing of 'Wild'.