American indie-pop duo Bora York have released their new single ‘Smoke’ via Anthem Falls Music on 4 October. The track features bassist Ian Allison (touring bassist for Eric Hutchinson, Jeremy Messersmith) and was mastered by Darren Vermaas (The National, Mumford and Sons, Vampire Weekend). This indie gem is from their album Emotion Vertigo, which we wait for eagerly. The album is due for release November 8th. Their previous single ‘Colorado’ was well received, and this track is o different. After ‘Colorado’ premiered on CLASH Magazine it reached #1 on Soundcloud’s New & hot: Indie playlist, and they have garnered so much support from the likes of Interview Magazine, Earmilk, PopMatters, Indie Shuffle and so many more, that we can’t wait to see ‘Smoke’ enjoying similar success.
Husband and wife duo, Chris and Rebekah Bartels, cite inspiration from Toro y Moi, J. Views, Tame Impala, Night Moves, Bon Iver, Novo Amor and Tourist. Bora York’s has been comared to the likes of Chelsea Cutler and Kygo.
‘Smoke’ is based on the idea of moving forward. Chris and Rebekah explain the track: “There’s nothing like the feeling of being free like a road trip, and that’s the setting with this song. “No more anthems, and no more embers, no more questions, till we live surrendered” – this encompasses the idea of leaving the past, or worries, or regrets, behind. The good, the bad, the doubts – leaving it all behind for something new, something fresh.
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