“Pop has rarely been this emotionally unashamed” – Rolling Stone
Global streaming stars Aquilo release ii (Side A), a five-track EP which forms the first half of their new album with Side B to follow in 2018. Featuring singles “I Could Fight On A Wall” and “Thin,” ii (Side A) continues Aquilo’s progression from bedroom-based laptop producers to constant, inimitable innovators. ii (Side A) is available for purchase and streaming via Harvest Records HERE.
With two sold out London shows under their belts and the first two tracks from Side A having already amassed over two million streams on Spotify alone, Aquilo bring us the new single “Who Are You.” Premiering on BBC Radio 1, the video for the song is the first to feature both Tom and Ben and was filmed in a single take set in Joshua Tree National Park.
The five tracks released today as part of ii (Side A) marks the bold decision to split the album into two halves and is Aquilo’s unique way of staying in tune with the streaming age. “We’re doing things differently,” explains Ben. “Streaming has changed how we all consume music. We still love the album format, but it needs updating. Releasing an album in two halves is our way of doing that.”
Hailing from the UK Lake District, Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher first introduced themselves as Aquilo in 2014 with their larger than life cinematic sound, and have since released three EPs and debut album Silhouettes; produced by highly regarded Icelandic producer Ólafur Arnalds and the ever brilliant SOHN. With tracks “Silhouette,” “Sorry,” “You There,” “Losing You” and “Never Hurt Again” gaining well over 110 million plays on Spotify alone. Aquilo made their U.S. television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers in March 2017.
*Photo Credit: Graham Walzer