Folk singer Johnny Flynn has shared new track ‘Heart Sunk Hank’ – the second single from his new album ‘Sillion’ out on March 24.
‘Heart Sunk Hank’ was recorded in a rare recording booth from the 1940s which gave artists just two minutes to record a track. ‘Sillion’ is the folk singer/actor’s first album for more than three and a half years with his band The Sussex Wit.
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The Voice-o-Graph creates a crackling sound at the beginning and end of the track, something Flynn wanted to feature to create a ‘feeling of time travel’.
He said: “There’s only two [Voice-o-Graphs] working in the world. There was one in London for a time and I had a chance to have a go in it. That wavy, crackly recording on this song is the recording I made – it sounds like the old blues records I love. I wanted a sense of time travel in the song, panning from the Voice-o-Graph to the studio recording — at one point there’s one in each ear.”
‘Heart Sunk Hank’ follows current single ‘Raising The Dead’. You can listen to the new track below.
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The band is touring the UK next month, with many of the shows already sold out. To buy the last remaining tickets, visit here.
Fri 24th March: Brighton St George’s Church
Sat 25th March: Leeds Church
Sun 26th March: Manchester Gorilla
Mon 27th March: Edinburgh La Belle Angele
Tues 28th March: Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Wed 29th March: Bristol Trinity
Fri 31st March: London St John’s Hackney
‘Sillion’ is out on March 24 on Transgressive Records.