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Elizabeth Fraser’s new project Sun’s Signature reveals second single “Underwater”

Sun’s Signature is the new duo of Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Damon Reece (Massive Attack, Spiritualized, Echo & The Bunnymen). Last month they released “Golden Air”, the first new piece of music to be graced by Fraser’s vocals in 13 years.

As they build towards the release of their self-titled EP next month, Sun’s Signature have released a second single from it called “Underwater”. It’s a song that starts minimally, Fraser’s voice – as spectacular as ever – singing against tiny chiming bells, magnificently conjuring the delicacy of her words; “make love by touching finger tips”. Things start to expand and bristle from there, and “Underwater” gradually morphs into a beastly modern pop song, filled with synths, clatters, winds and plenty of other instrumentation. It all wreaths its way around Fraser’s voice, which leads the song forward in an imperious march through the unfathomable beauty of the world; “Bluebirds take all of the consciousnesses / To where the elemental merges with beyond.” What it means, who knows? It never mattered in Cocteau Twins, it doesn’t matter now – it’s just a gorgeous piece.

Watch the video for “Underwater” below or find it on streaming platforms.

Sun’s Signature’s Sun’s Signature EP comes out through Partisan on Record Store Day, June 18, with a digital to follow in July.

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