‘We Let It In’- new track and video out now + Brian Eno: Space Music, The Barbican, London

Posted on September 7, 2022 by James

New Track and Video - ‘We Let It In’

Unveiled today is the track ‘We Let It In’, a haunting hymnal in which Eno’s daughter Darla sings an angelic counterpoint to Brian’s vocal. An ominous snarl of sound is detectable, but when Brian concludes “the whole of it in gorgeous flame,” we are left in no doubt that We Let It In. The new video for ‘We Let It In’, also out today, takes its inspiration from the song’s lyrics, and was created by London-based, multi-disciplinary artist, Orfeo Tagiuri and Brian. The handwriting was provided by his granddaughter, Anya.

As mentioned, a vocal album, FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE is made up of 10 distinct songs and Brian has experimented on the record using tonal over major chord changes:

“My voice has changed, it’s lowered, it’s become a different personality I can sing from. I don’t want to sing like a teenager, it can be melancholic, a bit regretful. As for writing songs again - it’s more landscapes, but this time with humans in them.”
“I like creating worlds, that's what I do as an artist, creating sonic worlds. Now after quite a long absence of humans in those worlds I have tried putting one in and seeing how they feel in the world I've made." Brian Eno

Brian Eno: Space Music, The Barbican, London

Hear musical pioneer, Brian Eno talk on a number of sound issues at The Barbican in London on October 23. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 9th September at: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/brian-eno

Aside from his own recorded work, British composer, musician, and producer Brian Eno, has helped define and reinvent the sound of some of the world’s most popular music artists over the past 50 years. He is renowned for his pioneering work with ambient, generative and 3-dimensional music and has had over 300 audio-visual installations around the world since the early ‘80s. He continues to exhibit worldwide. His new album FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE will be released on October 14 and is his first song-based vocal album in many years.

The Barbican is very pleased to present Eno in this rare one-off talk as he discusses his approach to 3-dimensional sound, the environment and where we are in the world just now.