THE ISOLATION SESSIONS release
lockdown single 'LATELY'
Lockdown project featuring members of Chapter and Verse, Courage My Love, Dream State, Hellions and Sun Arcana
100% of profits to be donated to Black Lives Matter
An idea conceived in a time of lockdown, THE ISOLATION SESSIONS is a collaboration between artists, who formed a virtual band and engaged in the process of writing and recording remotely from their respective homes, to create one standalone track.
Chapter and Verse's Josh Carter comments: "What’s been crazy about this is that everyone’s been so graceful with it. Every single person involved is such a brilliant artist in their own right that it could’ve easily ended up in disagreements, but it’s been unbelievably chilled and organic. It’s felt so natural without ever having to see the people that you’re collaborating with. Shows you the power of cooperation and kindness, I think.
"The rock world is in dire need of more collaboration. This has been an amazing experiment in taking individual artists’ personal flair out of it's usual context and into a new space. A lot of artists are frightened of coming out of their comfort zone and whilst I totally understand that (it takes a long time to find your identity, so risking losing it is a big thing), I’d like to think that this project is proof that you don’t have to be glued to your own band/project to use your artistic identity to create something awesome."
Courage My Love's Mercedes Arn-Horn adds: "This lockdown could have been a really depressing time, but it’s really cool to see everybody stepping up and creating art. So I think this is a really good lesson, y’know, you can’t stop art. Art always continues no matter what’s going on in the world. I love it, inspiring, it really is."
Sun Arcana's Jules Wildblood concludes: "2020 has brought so much uncertainty into all our careers...being able to use this time creatively has been a real honour! Especially with this challenge of writing and producing a collaboration project between so many amazing minds entirely remotely! I’m so happy with how this all worked out and feel privileged to have done it with close friends!"
The project will also be releasing a collection of video diary entries that have been captured and collated into a short documentary, to give an insight into how the track was conceived, how it evolved and how a handful of artists, from all over the world came together to create something new.
A limited edition t-shirt designed by Josh Campiao (Hellions) and Josh Carter (Chapter and Verse) is also available to purchase here: www.chapterandverseuk.com
Those involved all strongly support the Black Lives Matter movement and 100% of the profits from both the single and the limited t-shirt will raise money for Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Josh Carter | Chapter and Verse
Mercedes Arn-Horn | Courage My Love
Phoenix Arn-Horn | Courage My Love
Aled Evans | Dream State
Josh Campiao | Hellions
Jules Wildblood | Sun Arcana
Kevin Miller | Chapter and Verse