'LIGHT THAT SHINES'
NEW SINGLE - OUT 23.07.21
In the forest are a four-piece indie-folk band from Bedfordshire (made up of two sisters and two couples).
Having spent years making music in various bands, in 2017 the foursome escaped to Devon for a family holiday. Sat in their seaside cottage, one evening, they wrote their first song together and became In the forest.
With four experienced singer-songwriters each bringing different influences (from folk, roots, indie, reggae to pop), they soon had material ready to share with an audience.
They spent 2018 performing live, continuing to write and experimenting in the studio at home - which led to their first single ‘Tired’ (released 2019).
The band has worked hard on the live scene. A diverse array of performances (festivals, support slots, and radio sessions) led to a buzz within the local music scene, gaining music industry support, and a growing loyal fanbase.
In the forest completed their eponymous EP in lockdown (whilst half the band were expecting a baby).
In May 2020, the band caught the attention of indie record label Last Night From Glasgow – who quickly signed the band to their stable of artists.
In the forest - EP was released in June 2020 and gathered press attention. Alongside reaching local news, the industry blog 'Fresh on the Net' made 'On the run' one of their 'fresh faves' that week, which was soon followed by plays on BBC Introducing - Scotland and an interview on BBC 3 Counties.
Their debut release on the LNFG label was in July 2020 - a 7" edition of ‘On the run’ (AA side with labelmates Nicol & Elliot's 'The Storm')
In early 2021, In the forest started work on their debut album. The first single 'Light that shines' was released digitally on 23rd July 2021.
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THE NEW SINGLE
Light that shines was written during a spell of pent-up creative frustration followed by a time of transition.
The essence of the song encourages self-expression. The sentiment is about believing in yourself and being unapologetically you.
The song plays with the idea of light and shade. This is reflected in the vocal interplay between the four singers - with lead and harmony vocals toying with the dynamics throughout, atop a growing pulse of drums, bass and keys.
The first single from In the forest's debut album, Light that shines was released across all major online platforms. The song was recorded remotely in lockdown, between the band in the UK and producer Rob Eveling in France.
Video by In the forest and Neil McKenzie.