London electronic duo pecq have announced their new EP red moon, rare night will be released in March via their own Upcycled Sounds imprint. With the EP announcement comes the release of new single ‘closer’, a cavernous, glitchy exploration into electro-pop and meditative indie-electronica.
Fittingly written and produced across numerous different time zones, the initial framework for ‘closer’ (a song which zeros in on the psychological impact of distance between loved ones) began in Paris with producer Nikò experimenting with pulsating 8-bit style synth lines. Vocalist and producer Jakes then chipped away at re-contextualising those embryonic ideas. With the pair sending the track back and forth whilst Jakes was travelling the world in Arlo Parks’ live band, ‘closer’ went through numerous different iterations and versions before reaching its final form.
Speaking more on the release of ‘closer’, Jakes said: “‘closer’ is about distance. I’ve been away for most of the past year touring. It was so freeing and inspiring to visit places I never thought I’d see, but after a few months I struggled being away from my friends and trying to finish songs with Nikò being in an opposite time zone. I was seeing all these new things but I couldn’t ever communicate them properly so they started to feel like a weird dream. So ‘closer’ was originally about isolation but it was finished on the plane trip home so a different mood crept in – getting closer to your besties, coming home full of fresh things to share.”