Apidae is the production project of 25-year-old London-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Greg Hummell. ‘Still Life’ (rel 27.11.19) marks his first independent release, following up previous single ‘Turning Tides’ , which amassed over 350,000 streams on Spotify to date and support from The Line of Best Fit, The 405, Indie Shuffle, Earmilk and Stereofox.
The new single was co-written with, and features lead vocals from Mazlyn (whose tones compare favourably to Thom Yorke and Rhye). ‘Sill Life’ sees Apidae’s somewhat unconventional palette of acoustic instrumentation expand to include a string quartet, Fender Rhodes and an auto-tuned field recording of a fire alarm.
“Lyrically, Still Life is about feeling trapped and static. It explores an inevitability and hopelessness in expecting change and how long it can last, but also suggest hope that in searching for core values of life and nature we can find a way to be content.” – Mazlyn
‘Still Life’ will also feature on the forthcoming Everything Is Alright EP, which represents a point of steep transition for the project. Labelled as an electronic producer, filed with realms of dance music and synthetic sound – Hummell instead renounces quantised beats and samples of previous work, and instead set out to capture the energy and dynamic of the ensemble of musicians collaborating in the project.
The new collection forefronts bandmates and collaborators Lewis Murray (guitars/keys) & Victor Pascal (drums).
Everything Is Alright EP due for release 7th February 2020.