Australian singer-songwriter Calan Mai has released ‘Cup’, the new single from his upcoming sophomore EP, ‘This Isn’t How You Get Home’. Recorded with richly-textured harmonies and a sublime fusion of droning folk guitars and expansive, electropop drum loops, ‘Cup’ sees Calan Mai subverting listener expectations and continuing his exploration of new and exciting modes of production.
The single was produced and mixed by Adam Lyons (FAIRCHILD, Lyon Apprentice) who called upon friends and collaborators from Manchester, Ireland and Australia (RUNAH, First Pope, Che Desouza) to assist in the recording process and create a soundscape awash with distinct and diverse vocals. Blind Boy Studios founder Brad Hosking even recorded trumpet parts on the Gold Coast via online correspondence. In this sense ‘Cup’ is a joint venture, a collective meditation on what it means to feel alone when you’re anything but.