English songwriter Rozi Plain has returned with her first new music since her excellent 2019 album What A Boost. “Silent Fan” is released as part of Adult Swim’s Singles Programme, and Plain says:
“I think the song is thinking about encouragement and tension – giving it and receiving and where it is. I was particularly thrilled Cole Pulice was up for contributing to this track – their album Gloam got me through the spookiness of last year”.
“Silent Fan” continues in the vein of that album’s graciously-moving and heavily thoughtful indie mould. Here, she’s joined by the Rozi Plain band – Jamie Whitby Coles (drums), Neil Smith (guitar), Gerard Black (keys) and Amaury Ranger (bass) with extra help from Kate Stables (This is the Kit), Danalogue (The Comet Is Coming) and Cole Pulice – and yet, the song doesn’t feel at all cluttered or claustrophobic. The instrumentation is all present and audible, but arranged to allow everything to breathe – particularly Plain’s aimless but stark visualisations about the tension of fire and water. It’s undoubtedly rooted in real world worries, but is abstract enough to adapt itself to any of your current concerns – it’s wonderful.
Rozi and her collaborators are currently in France working on her next album. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.