1 Mars 2021
From UNITED KINGDOM •
This year, conceptual dream-pop singer-songwriter Ebony Buckle is set to release her debut album Disco Lasers, a collection of audio-visual stories that will be shared monthly as singles. The album celebrates the wonders of our universe and how we as human beings make sense of our existence through folklore legends, science and our imagination.
Her latest single “The Planet Who Believed” is an example of Ebony’s songwriting style in action. The song tells the story of the planet who believed she was a star, only to find out that she was actually trapped in an orbit not of her making. The song was written after Ebony read an article in New Scientist magazine, about a discovery of gas clouds in space that were behaving more like stars. The idea that these clouds believed they were something else immediately inspired Buckle. She writes: “I think so many of us find ourselves in a situation we thought we had understood, only to find out it is vastly different and very much out of our control.”
The album will be released as separate songs each month, allowing the listener and those who are curious to join the journey and immerse themselves in a different story every time.
The music video for “The Planet Who Believed” is created by animator Luke Taylor, with video by Sky Zhou. Featuring Ebony as a part of an ever-changing galaxy, it follows in a similar vein to her previous release "Wonder". There is even a hidden reference to the previous visual if you want to play “spot the whale”.
Over the last year, Buckle has been building a community of poetry and music lovers around her music, using the platform Patreon. Her patrons have given Buckle the complete freedom to create and share with us a body of work that is entirely independent. The album will be released as separate songs each month, allowing the listener and those who are curious to join the journey and immerse themselves in a different story every time.