The haunting, sonic forces of SpaceAcre are back with a dark, new track titled “Chemicals”, the title track from the UK-based duo’s upcoming EP. The release is accompanied by a new music video featuring a posse of non-binary friends driving around in search of various places to hang, dance, and just be.
There’s a heightened sense of melancholy that permeates through the song’s composition as it swells from humble strikes on the piano to the more cinematic synthesizers and vocals that swirl infinitely in a melodramatic vortex. The gradual spiral of the music leads to a natural swaying in the body as it responds to the ebb and flow of more ethereal forces. It’s difficult to not feel intoxicated by its allure.
“It’s about how chemicals can affect someone’s brain” the duo notes about the song’s meaning, “whether they are naturally occurring or not. It has a multi-layered meaning as we all have stuff that we’re addicted to” Phoebe says. “Often when writing, we’ll be thinking about a subject, maybe something quite personal, and I’ll just get Jas to rant about it for a while. I’ll then note down the interesting bits and we write the lyrics from there”.
The song itself ends up encapsulating the essence of a mood-altering chemical in the form of vibrations that slowly seep into the body. You’ll be transformed and transported by the end of your experience with it – best to put it back fast. SpaceAcre may not be literal alchemists, but they prove that they are still masters of changing tides as they manifest alchemical changes through their music.
“Chemicals” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The accompanying music video is also available on YouTube. This and other excellent music is available on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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