On my stereo this week: The Blackheart Orchestra, Tracy Chapman and Echo Del Tusker.

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The Blackheart Orchestra – Sebastian.

Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington, the multi-instrumentalist duo from Manchester, who perform as The Blackheart Orchestra, are a revelation for those into enigmatic progressive pop. I had the privilege to chat with both of them a while ago and to be quite honest with you, I am STILL enthralled by their music. One of their songs that I just keep coming back to is the haunting and beautiful Sebastian. For a truly visceral experience, I recommend you check out the tracks accompanying music video for its stunning visuals. 

Chrissy and Rick best sum up the song here below in an extract from our interview: “The song is about a kind of dark obsessional love and the video really captures this. The soldier being Sebastian’s victim and the injuries symbolising the emotional scars endured in such a relationship… but it has a happy ending…

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