‘Soma Dreams’ is the first single to be released to be Rhian Sheehan’s new album A Quiet Divide, which is released on October 5, via Loop Recordings.
According to the electonica maestro, the track – co-written with his wife Raashi and co-produced by Jol Mulholland– encapsulates the nostalgic feel of the album and was originally written on his baritone ukulele.
“I had a nostalgic childlike feel in my head that took a while to achieve sonically,” Sheehan continues. “I wanted the string outro section to feel like it was recorded at Abbey Road in the 60s or something. Recording the strings was an important part of the process, and I worked closely with orchestrator Ryan Youens to get the right feel I was after.”
Meanwhile, Sheehan has added a second Auckland show to his upcoming A Quiet Divide Tour; he will now play both October 26 and 27 at Q Theatre.