MUSiK / News / Sat 01 May 2021

COVID-19 inspires musical collective to defy the pandemic

COVID-19 inspires musical collective to defy the pandemic

The University of Huddersfield’s Professor of Music Rupert Till has helped to pull together an inspiring new piece of music from an eclectic group of 20 musicians that are both inspired by and in defiance of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The new tracks - “After The Seclusion” plus the B side “Track and Trace” - have been put together in collaboration by musicians under the banner Size Of A Planet. The collective boasts an impressive pedigree, with its members having worked with a list of luminaries that includes Florence and the Machine, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, Basement Jaxx and former Clash front man Joe Strummer.

The tracks evolved with each collaborator working on their own sequence before passing it on via email to the next. The result sees the music run the gamut from R&B to pop, acoustic soul and electronica, with many calling points in between, and the promise of more music in the pipeline.

The project’s roster of talent includes Simon Stafford (Longpigs, Joe Strummer’s Mescaleros, Jarvis Cocker), Steve Edwards (Grammy nominated - Bob Sinclar, Sly & Robbie, Shapeshifters, Chicane), Bryan Day (Tony Christie, Tanita Tikram, the Clear, Duane Eddy), Jon Trier (Richard Hawley), and of course Professor Till himself.

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