Strange Boy are a British duo made up of Kieran Brunt and Matt Huxley. They categorise their music as a fusion of electronic soundscapes with folk-tinged song writing. That’s certainly something you can pick up from their latest track Corbusier which uses musical elements old and new to create something very beautiful and different.
Corbusier has the feel of Scottish or Irish folk tunes at times, with the vocals and part of the song structure referencing a very traditional style of writing and singing. The changes in tone and electronic instrumentation, along with the subject matter of the lyrics give the song a more modern, experimental feel though – it’s an engaging and intriguing piece of work, one which straddles the line between music and art, effective at stirring thoughts and emotions.
Speaking about the inspiration for the song, the band had this to say: ‘The song was inspired by Kieran visiting an exhibition about architect Le Corbusier and finding that “it was just like being smacked in the face by this burning creativity”. He was so affected by the absorbing, sublime feeling that he wrote the lyrics then and there in the gallery. The song is about someone being inspired to create something grand and immense within their humble surroundings’.
Corbusier is out now and is also part of the bands’ Annunciation EP which is streaming on Soundcloud. You can find out more about the band and their upcoming gig in London on November 28th via their official website.