TUNE Hanging Valleys - Fortaleza
Fortaleza is the first single from Hanging Valleys forthcoming second EP. The translation from Spanish being fortitude, this track is about staying strong, weathering storms and having courage in the face of adversity. The music video sees a band of Antarctic explorers battling against huge swells, monstrous blizzards that bury their equipment and travelling through terrain with the constant threat of falling in terrifying crevasses. These brave souls are put to the test and are a testament to the fact that adversity can be overcome with a strong mindset and in this particular case, a big frost protecting beard.
Falsetto vocal melodies are accompanied by electric and acoustic guitars which combine to create a rich shifting soundscape. An unusual percussive playing style on the acoustic is blended with percussion and ambient sounds to create pulsing rhythms with captivating crescendos.