Assemble Releases Debut Song “Blue Monday” featuring SK Shlomo
- British new contemporary, mixed voice choir, Assemble has released their debut song “Blue Monday” with an accompanying music video.
The song is a cover of British rock band New Order's “Blue Monday”, which was released as a 12-inch single in 1983.
The group worked with British beatboxer SK Shlomo on the track. This marks the first collaboration between Assemble and SK Shlomo.
It was written by New Order. The music video was directed by Katie Edwards.
The track is performed by a cappella using 100% vocals, the group created it remotely during the COVID pandemic lockdown with hundreds of separate vocal parts.
The lead vocalist Barbara Pursey said of the song, “The single is not so much a protest narrative but a recognition of self and others and how we can come together through working together to see and appreciate our differences and similarities with a big dance at the end… HOPE.”
Assemble founder, Juliet Russell said, “I could just hear the track vocally – the undulating synths, the pads, the low choir sustained notes, the nod to disco.”
- source : SoundCloud