With footage taken from the intimate launch night of his new album, the video for ‘Objects of Love’ finds Granfalloon performing the latest single as a trio within the cozy confines of The Eagle Inn in Salford.
Showcasing the current live set-up that fans can expect to see on the current Granfalloon tour (see full dates and details below), the video also sees all three members on-stage wearing Red, Green, and Blue in reference to the new album title ‘RGB’; the three elements that together make up White Light.
A cerebral and serene offering that sets the tone for the wider album, the track features guest vocals from Liverpool star Natalie McCool. Expanding the track especially for the occasion, this new ‘Objects Of Love’ video sees the band add a lush, flowing extended introduction; something unheard on the album edit, but available to hear exclusively here for the first time.
Lyrically, ’Objects of Love’ was inspired by a trip to the world-famous John Rylands Library in Manchester and written in dedication to an enigmatic catalog of items said to have belonged to Victorian author Isabella Banks (acclaimed writer of The Manchester Man). The catalogue detailed an exotic and unusual array of items from all over the globe, from Egyptian mummy fragments to a flower from George Washington’s grave to bedding from Princess Eugenie’s palace and beyond. The source of the items is shrouded in mystery given there was no record of Isabella ever leaving the UK, leaving Granfalloon to romantically ruminate to where the items could have come from.
Recorded with Andrew Glassford at Limefield Studios, further mixed by Chris Daniels at UK Mastering and produced by Richard Lomax at The Dogan, ‘Objects of Love’ also sees a guest appearance from Biff Roxby of Honeyfeet on Cello.
‘Objects of Love’ follows recent single ‘The Elephant’ as the latest cut to emerge from Granfallooon’s second album ‘RGB’ – out now on 12″ vinyl and digitally (4 October 2019).
Granfalloon, is the musical project of Manchester-based artist and producer Richard Lomax. Lomax makes a hybrid of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica – weaving oddball elements, such as Omnichords, acoustic guitars, and vintage drum loops, into dreamy songs and cinematic soundscapes.
Following the release of Richard Lomax’s ambitious solo album ‘Calendar’ in 2015 (an epic 52-song omnibus that compiled the fruits of a song-a-week writing period for the prolific songwriter), he would then turn his attention to a more collaborative project that would become Granfalloon’s acclaimed debut LP ‘Down There For Dancing’ in 2017. Two years later, Lomax & band are now preparing its follow-up: ‘RGB’ (or Red Green Blue) for release this October.
The new album, ‘RGB’, was recorded in Manchester between John Ellis’ Limefield Studio, WR Audio, and their own studio, The Dogan. They worked with producer Andrew Glassford (One Little Atlas), an Australian electronic artist/producer Jack Prest (Jonti/Sampa The Great), with Lomax producing as well. Liverpool star Natalie McCool also provides guest vocals on the track: ‘Objects of Love’.
Seamlessly weaving folk and electronica into rich and intricate compositions, Granfalloon has received praise from the likes Richer Sounds and Q Magazine who hailed the outfit as Artist Of The Week respectively, not to mention garnering consistent radio support from BBC Introducing in Manchester (who recently premiered new single ‘The Elephant’).
No strangers to big stages, Lomax has been invited to play shows alongside the likes of We Are Scientists, Frightened Rabbit, Emma Pollock, The Burning Hell, and The Wave Pictures. Now, after a Summer of high profile festival shows inc. Dot To Dot and Bluedot, plus a European tour that has seen the band play to the crowds of Germany, Belgium, France, and Italy; Granfalloon will be touring ‘RGB’ with a string of UK shows across the nation. Full dates and details can be found as follows:
GRANFALLOON TOUR DATES
Fri 11th Oct – The Laughing Badger GLOSSOP
Thurs 17th Oct – Golden Lion, LANCASTER
Sun 20th Oct – Tower Of Song, BIRMINGHAM
Tues 22nd Oct – Old England, BRISTOL
Thurs 24th Oct – The Harrison, LONDON
Sat 26th Oct – Unity Brewing Co., SOUTHAMPTON