TUNE Grand Pax - Blur
Unveils New Single ‘Blur’
“PWR” EP Out Today via Blue Flowers
“Pax belongs alongside fellow Londoners like King Krule, Tirzah, and Arlo Parks — the soulful and serious Brexit Britain generation whose smoky sounds flutter around the Big Smoke” - The Line of Best Fit, On the Rise
“laid back, bedroom-pop tunes are infused with zesty synths against ethereal soundscapes” - Clash, Next Wave
“a thoughtful collection with muses on hope and intimacy” - DORK
Grand Pax today releases hew new EP “PWR” via Blue Flowers (Nilufer Yanya, Puma Blue, Westerman), including the EP’s dreamy new single, ‘Blur.’ Listen to ‘Blur’ HERE.
“Blur has a slightly darker vibe. It speaks to how movement can be soothing, how we deal when we are in the process of figuring out what we want,” Pax explains. “I think it’s suggestive, but soft too. It’s calling out the more primal instinct. Blur refers to when the darker side has more control. And about the release of being up and out, when you need to lose yourself.”
Just as her music falls into the dusky space between night and day, so too do the stories Grand Pax tells through a synesthetic palette of colours and senses. The EP kicks off with its anthemic lead single, ‘PWR’, championed by BBC Radio 1 DJs Jack Saunders, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart and attainted Radio One playlist support when it was chosen as BBC Introducing ’Track Of The Week’. Following ‘PWR’ is the introspective ‘Blur’, which explores the need for release through dreamy synths and sweetly melancholic melodies, while the EP’s closing track ‘One of Us’ paints a hazy picture of the ever-shifting bonds between two people. “Each track has a life of its own, so you learn from it,” Pax says. “And when you put them together, and you get this image of life in a way.”
PWR is Grand Pax’s first release since her 2019 single ‘Bunk’, which was described by Noisey as the “melancholy, nocturnal sound of London,” and garnered radio support from Lauren Laverne, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart & Matt Wilkinson. The Goldsmiths-educated artist first shot to ascendance with acclaimed debut single ‘Comet’ in 2018, heralded by Pitchfork as “a soothing anthem for anyone prone to overthinking it.” Her pensive debut EP Phase was released later that year, receiving praise from The FADER, DORK and DIY.
Grand Pax’s “PWR” EP is due for release 26 June via Blue Flowers.
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3. One of Us