British singer-songwriter Roo Panes kicks off his 2020 with the announcement today of a new ‘Pacific’ EP (CRC Records). Set for release on May 22nd, it follows the release of his critically acclaimed third album ‘Quiet Man’ last year. Along with the announcement he also released the lead single ‘Colour In Your Heart’
While ‘Pacific’ offers that folk-tinged, guitar-led and string embellished sound that Roo Panes‘ fans know and love, ‘Colour In Your Heart’ offers something new. While still delivering the heart-felt and earnest emotion he’s renowned for, the atmospheric production, minimal electronic beats and complete lack of guitar suggest a potential new musical direction for this new decade.
Talking about the EP release, Roo explains “The reason I liked the idea of releasing this a and b side is because on this EP I’ve tried quite a lot of new ideas and textures, but also have some songs which are more traditionally me. ‘Colour In Your Heart’ and ‘Pacific’ represent this. ‘Colour In Your Heart’ is a new sound experiment and whilst being excited to share that as a single I also wanted ‘Pacific’ to be there to show the continuity with my other work. Together I think they make a really nice pair – both meditative and sound-scapey in their own way but one which is upbeat and the other more drifty and reflective”.