AVAWAVES release video for new single Chrysalis

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Art rock duo AVAWAVES, who feature former Jethro Tull and Roxy Music violinist Anna Phoebe and composer Aisling Brouwer (who scored the BIFA-nominated anti-racist punk feature White Riot), have released a video for their brand new single Chrysalis.

It's the first new music from the pair since the release of their 2019 debut album Waves, and is available through One Little Independent Records. You can watch the new video below.

"Chrysalis was a piece that we started together just before the first lockdown, but only properly came into its own throughout the year as we progressed through all the surrealist realities of 2020," the pair explain. "Ultimately this song is about transformation, about stepping into the light after a period of darkness and letting it drive us forward into the next phase of life in general, and of AVAWAVES musically.

"The track really brings together our two different worlds (the electronic scapes of Berlin and the dramatic scenery of the UK coastline) to join forces in the universe AVA - the only place we could find familiar ground together in a year we were physically separated. The theme of the Cicada proved the perfect metaphor as it represents longevity, resurrection and transformation after a period of isolation… we hope this song awakens a sense of hope, faith, and resilience in people that takes them with us on our journey."

AVAWAVES will also play the Royal Albert Hall in November as part of Nitin Sawjney’s ‘Journeys: 150 Years of Immigration’.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.