BICEP Premieres New Song “Water” featuring Clara La San on BBC Radio 1
London-based DJ duo BICEP, consisting of Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar, premiered a new song “Water” featuring British singer-songwriter Clara La San on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds.
The duo first performed the song at Glastonbury Festival 2022 back in June.
The single includes a B-side cut “Waterfall”. It was written by Matthew McBriar, Andrew Ferguson and Rosemary Clare Louise Francis. Produced by Bicep.
Initially, the duo wrote two tracks as an experiment with a synth that has the chips used for creating the sounds of SEGA Megadrive and Genesis games consoles.
They then sent the demo of the track to La San.
The duo said of “Water” and “Waterfall”, “We always like to be fluid with ideas and never stick to one direction, when we play live we develop tracks and constantly tweak and change elements and like to employ that process in the studio too. We work with Clara a lot and even from the early 'Waterfall' demos we had vocal sounding pads in there which we had in mind for her to sing along with. Both 'Water' and 'Waterfall' have the same spine, but have two totally different directions in terms of how they finished up. It's a common thing in the studio to start on one demo and go in different directions but end up liking both and not knowing which to choose.”
They continued, “We like both directions and think some people will like one over the other. When we ran the blog from time to time we would find original demos of famous songs released in the past and ended up preferring those. Sometimes the rawness in the original idea is nice to hear and can end up being appreciated in a totally different way.”
Photo by Sam Mulvey
- source : BBC Radio 1