Premiere: Clock Opera ring the bells of their return with ‘Changeling’

Clock Opera ring the bells of their return with ‘Changeling’

The choral trio add meat to their bones on their first hint at 2016’s second album, premiering on DIY.

A hypnotic loop of bells forms the backbone of ‘Changeling’, Clock Opera’s returning fanfare. Premiering below exclusively on DIY, it’s a haunting return, the London band bulked up and menacing like never before.

Recorded on a day-off in the midst of a German tour, that bell-tower sample spirals onwards throughout, dragging the track through dizzying highs. There’s a welcome weight to Clock Opera’s new guise though. Backed up by guttural bass reminiscent of Wild Beasts and their contemporaries, ‘Changeling’ sees the sample-happy trio breathe a pleasingly sinister new life into their falsetto-led craft. “Another film left I left in a camera,” whispers vocalist Guy Connelly, “never to see the light of day” - backed by the band’s darker new backdrop, it’s spine-tingling.

Stream ‘Changeling’ below, exclusively on DIY - you can grab it as a free download here. The band will be debuting more new material at a free show at London’s Old Blue Last later this month, before heading out on a European run alongside Maximo Park - full dates below.

26 London, The Old Blue Last (free show)

05 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich (w/ Maximo Park)
07 Berlin, Kesselhaus (w/ Maximo Park)
09 Cologne, Essigfabrik (w/ Maximo Park)
10 Munich, Backstage Werk (w/ Maximo Park)
11 Amsterdam, Melkweg (w/ Maximo Park)

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