Routine is the new project of collaborators and partners Annie Truscott (bassist in Chastity Belt) and Melina Duterte (Jay Som), and this Friday, November 20, they are releasing their debut EP, And Other Things. Having already shared the opener, “Cady Road”, today they have unveiled the closer, “Calm and Collected”.
Truscott takes us right into an intimate moment on “Calm and Collected”, watching Duterte sleeping in the morning – tracing her tattoos and enjoying the way the sun catches her hair. Even in this passed-out state, Truscott is in awe of the calmness and assuredness of her partner. As if in response to this adoration, Duterte starts to imbue the stripped-down atmosphere with some echoing guitar atmospherics, adding more dimensions to this beautiful little snapshot of love, which trails off into dreamy possibility.
“Calm and Collected” also comes with a video shot by Eleanor Petry in Joshua Tree, with Routine saying:
“We have both been wanting to collaborate with our good friend Eleanor for a while and the timing just lined up perfectly. Eleanor makes the most beautiful videos and we wanted something kind of dreamy and organic. When we scheduled the shoot in Joshua Tree, we didn’t realize that there would be a full moon. That definitely added a magical element to a project that already felt so special.”
Routine’s And Other Things EP arrives this Friday, November 20, via Friends Of / Dead Oceans.