Channelling an über-cool, acoustic, electro-folk vibe for their latest single, London based duo Stone Fruit return with “Second Guess“, their first release of the new year & the first track to be taken from their upcoming EP. Gorgeously atmospheric and heartfelt, “Second Guess” is a sonically enchanting and lyrically impassioned piece of music that captures the duo at their best; enmeshing the listener in the haunting melodies of Valentini Pavlidou and the spacious and ethereal production of Lef Germenlis.
The new track sees the pair blend a number of musical influences & genres together to create a wholly unique sonic atmosphere that’s both dream-like & haunting in its sound. Spacious and minimalistic, Lef’s production style sets the perfect foundation for Pav’s ethereal vocals to sit atop as she soulfully croons over acoustic guitar strings, gentle piano chords & delicate, distant chimes.
“’Second Guess’ is the first single of our third EP. Across our previous releases, we have explored different sounds influenced by soul, pop and electronic music.
Although in this EP we had the pleasure to collaborate with and feature some amazing musicians, we chose ‘Second Guess’ to be our first single as it best captures the creative process of our duo. Written, recorded and produced in our home studio, this single is an electro-folk minimalistic track influenced by the likes of Ry X and London Grammar.
The ethereal sounds and storyline are exploring and commenting on themes magnified during the pandemic, such as doubt and self-reflection.”
As the first single to be revealed from their forthcoming EP, “Second Guess” offers fans and listeners an exciting insight into what Val & Lef’s long-awaited new project will look and sound like; from its retrospective account of themes relevant to the pandemic to its magical, sonic exploration spanning across genres, moods and concepts. Look out for Stone Fruit’s upcoming EP, Hold Me Close, set for release in July.