CYRANO Drops Intricate Single TUNDRA

"My songs are often born out of loops, starting with a beat or a chord progression and finding an engaging lyric or vocal line. I’m always searching for an idea that keeps me hooked and after that, it’s about trying to develop the track without losing that initial spark and feeling."
29 July 2021

By Vee D

Cyrano produces intricate music that really represents his journey on this earth. The latest single, Tundra, looks at the struggles of social anxiety, the literal tundra that it can unfortunately create. We spoke to Cyrano about his initial involvement in music, the creative process, and various collaborations.

How did you first get involved with music?

I’ve drummed in bands ever since I started playing the drums, with Eric Clapton’s Bad Love being the song which got me hooked on music. My music as Cyrano really kicked off for me once I met Kit Monteith and we began making demos at a sacred studio in Oxford called Safehouse. We spent many late nights crafting the tracks on my EP which I’m so excited to be releasing over the coming months.

What is your creative process when writing?

My songs are often born out of loops, starting with a beat or a chord progression and finding an engaging lyric or vocal line. I’m always searching for an idea that keeps me hooked and after that, it’s about trying to develop the track without losing that initial spark and feeling. I tend to look to books and films for inspiration around the lyrics, as well as how I’m feeling in that moment or a theme I particularly want to write about.

What has been the influence for Tundra?

Kit introduced me to a 90s techno band called Fluke early on into the writing process of the track. I wanted to combine some of their production styles with bands like Arab Strap and Young Fathers alongside D’Angelo and J Dilla. There’s all sorts of sounds on there, from Indian percussion to Rhodes piano, all via my sampler that commands the track. We wanted to create a track that really doesn’t follow a conventional structure and move through various genres and moods in the track, to reflect its theme.

For your first release you collaborated with Garcon Wines. How did this come about?

Since I’ve been working on my music for a long time, releasing my debut single always felt like a big milestone for me. I wanted to do something to mark the occasion and surprise people, and so contacted Garçon Wines about a collaboration. I’m so happy they agreed as it made the whole release so exciting and a great way to celebrate the moment for me. I wanted to work with a wine company that are doing something different and thinking about our futures, and their flat bottles are made from 100% recycled PET plastic to do just that!

What are your plans for 2021?

Over the coming months I will be sharing the other tracks from my debut EP, Consolations. I am also starting to get my live show ready ahead of a UK tour with Leif Erikson at the end of the year, and hoping to record a live EP as well as more music to set me up for 2022! I can’t wait to share more music with everyone and get back to watching and playing gigs soon

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