Anglo-Maltese quartet ĠENN announce their debut album unum set for release on October 6 through Liminal Collective. The latest single from it ‘Days And Nights’ is out now. It follows April’s post-punk stomp ‘A Reprise (That Girl)’ and the eerie sing-song of 2022’s ‘Rohmeresse’ in setting out their thoughtful, provocative intent.
Built around a swampy groove, ‘Days And Nights’ rolls heavily forwards in its assuredness. Vocalist Leona Farrugia’s vocals oscillate between semi-spoken commands in the verses, never breaking eye-contact and untethered, vibrato howls during the choruses.
‘Days and Nights’ offers a sense of the inherent juxtaposition that life offers, the lightness of experience often leading us in deeper rumination about our position in the world. It’s an ongoing process, a floored quest for completion as the sun continues to rise and fall.
Vocalist Farrugia adds: “This rumination is close to heart, almost comic at times. The parachute of experiences can leave you numb and unsettled, I often feel that one can never be fully equipped to what life has in store”.
It comes with a visually arresting music video directed by Charles Gallwho worked with Sports Team and English Teacher, amongst others.
Along with the album announcement comes the launch of an interactive online visual space unum 3D which the band describe as:“a spatial concept designed to present some of the facets of the mundane. This representation on a computer screen slowly presents us with unexpected turns and surprising tricks that makes some of it not so mundane. As a companion to the album, the house exists to engage with the lyrical themes in a dimension outside of, but in tandem to, what the music offers.”
- days and nights
- a Muse (in limbo)
- le saut du pigeon
- a reprise (that girl)
- apparition no.7
- wild west
- the sister of
- the merchant of