Best known up to now as a member of electro-folk duo Foreign Fields, recent Communion Records signing Boy Bjorn (aka Brian Holl) has recently dropped his debut single – a real gem – in the form of quiet stormer Anchorage. Check out the video, which features footage from Brian Holl’s childhood, below.
Though there’s some subtle musical references in the folkish phrasing of the track, Anchorage stands very much apart from his previous work. The intricate, electronic strands merge effortlessly with the more organic dreampop tones, inducing in the listener a sense of half-formed thoughts and memories from a time of life previously consigned to the dusty annals of the mind.
He says the inspiration for Anchorage: “I woke in the dead of morning from a dream about my Grandma Bernita. She’s been gone for some time now and I was never able to talk with her in my adult years. But dreaming sometimes affords you the impossible.
She told me she liked Michael Jordan, thought he was the greatest basketball player she’d ever seen. We talked like we were never given the chance to. That dream led me to thinking about all of the other relationships in my life that haven’t deepened with people who are still here. Missed connections we all live with when the walls between each other are too large to break down over occasional visits”.
Anchorage is out now via Communion Records and available on all major digital platforms including Spotify. Mistaken Animals, Boy Bjorn’s debut album, is due out in the next few months, keep an eye on his Facebook page for up to date news.