The WAEVE – Rose Elinor Dougal, Graham Coxon – Share New Song ‘Drowning’ | News

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Songwriting partnership The WAEVE have shared new song ‘Drowning’.

The group is a combination of talents, with Blur guitarist – and soundtrack extraordinaire – Graham Coxon linking with the wonderful Rose Elinor Dougal. A full album has been constructed, with James Ford assisting on production – set to land on February 3rd, an intimate London preview show at the Lexington sparked a wave of hype.

New song ‘Drowning’ is a subtle, beautifully sculpted return, a work that intentionally drifts through life. Self-described as “cinematic” it certainly conjures a singular atmosphere, with the WAEVE providing a contrast between those two voices.

The duo comment…

‘Drowning’ is one of the more meandering, cinematic songs on the album. The song touches on themes of allowing oneself to be subsumed by forces you can’t deny, whether that be romantically or life in general, of giving into the delicious risk of total failure and oblivion, despite one’s better judgment…

Lyrically it comes from two different perspectives, with Rose’s vocal beginning as an intimate half secret, which then expands into soaring strings. By the end we hear Graham’s refrain, acquiescing to the rising tides of intensity and acceptance of a shared fate – “Hold on to me as the waters rise. Drowning again…”

Tune in now.

 Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

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