Hilary Woods Releases Stream Of New Single Black Rainbow

Hilary Woods
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Irish multi-instrumentalist and singer Hilary Woods has released a stream of her new single Black Rainbow.

Black Rainbow is taken from Woods' forthcoming debut album Colt, which will be released through Sacred Bones Records on June 8. She has previously released two EPs, 2014's Night and 2016's Heartbox, her work being described variously as "ominous and dreamlike", "sonically spectral" and bewitching".

"Black Rainbow was so named because I loved that image, the idea that when that’s all one can see overhead, when a relationship is dying between two people that once loved each other very much - there is no choice but to believe that there is something better for you at the end of it all," Woods explains to Prog.

Woods will be performing live at St. Pancras Church on June 11 and also as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival on June 20. You can hear Black Rainbow via the video below.

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.