Cloud Boat – “Carmine”

artworks-000074061893-rpvz75-t200x200Tom Clarke of Cloud Boat has the sort of voice that can only be accurately described as hauntingly beautiful. It manages to express and articulate many different emotions in a few amount of words, which is a quality that proves how innovative a band really is. Cloud Boat is composed of duo Tom Clarke and Sam Ricketts, whose dreamlike electronic music is a breath of fresh air. It takes after James Blake’s ambient, minimalist style of music, which is not that surprising considering that I read that they’re childhood friends! Their single “Carmine” is gorgeous, and the vocals are passionate and incredibly meaningful. It has an overall painful and nostalgic feeling to it, which only adds to it’s intense beauty. “Carmine” is a brand new track and almost like a follow up for Cloud Boat’s debut album Book of Hours, which came out last year.

 

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