Silk reach for the Stars in their latest video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Filmed during a live video session for the ensemble’s upcoming release Dawn, the atmospheric track — which originally appeared on their 2019 sophomore album Eclipse — takes viewers on a reflective journey through their rich, ever-expanding musical universe.
That world is the creation of Québec City duo Hubert Gonthier-Blouin and Julien Watine, whose intertwined talents have already given the world their 2017 release Hiraeth and the 2019 sequel Eclipse, earning critical acclaim along the way.
“Eclipse — and Stars — continues the journey that began with Hiraeth,” Gonthier-Blouin says. “One could see them as two sides of the same coins.” Adds Watine: “Similar ideas and emotions expressed from a different perspective. Like two views of a secret.”
With a sound firmly rooted in sonic fragility and soulful honesty, Gonthier-Blouin and Watine expand into a quintet for Dawn, set for release later this year. “The recording for Dawn took place in a mansion in the Eastern Townships,” Watine explains. “The addition of Marie-Pierre Bellefeuille on keyboards and vocals, Marie-Pier Gagné on cello, and Christian Paré on percussion has brought the music of Silk to new sonic heights.”
Along the way, they have revisited and reimagined existing tracks in their repertoire. “It’s an expansion in more ways than one,” Gonthier-Blouin considers. “This EP captures the feel and emotion of five souls communicating through the vessel of music.”