After both her debut album Debris and her Photograph EP being released last year, Keeley Forsyth has announced her second album. Limbs will be unleashed unto the world on February 25 2022 via the Leaf Label, and ahead of its release Forsyth has unveiled the first single from it, “Bring Me Water.” Of the mystifying and alluring track Forsyth says:
“The song picks up where ‘Start Again’, the final track on Debris, left off. It comes from a similar place, approached at a different angle, with the line ‘let me begin again’ central to that. It plots a journey from a place of darkness, but marks the point at which we choose to grow. Bring me water. Give me light. These are the basic things required to start that process.“
“Bring Me Water” is certainly wrapped up in some unidentifiable darkness, Forsyth sounding like she is awakening in a dark room on a pitch black winter morning in the song’s first moments. There’s a slowly pulsing set of misty chords slowly urging the track forward in a way that seems impossible to put a finger on. Forsyth’s voice is the carrying agent though, her low, grave voice sounding like that of someone who has been sleeping for centuries finally coming to life again. The whole thing is equal parts beguiling and darkly seductive; you don’t realise the full enrapturing effect of the song until it lets you go in final minutes.