TUNE Pick a Piper - Sentience (Radio Edit)
Pick A Piper’s last release, 2017’s travelogue dancetopia, Distance,was forged across years of country-hopping both as a touring member of Caribou and in his personal time. In more recent years Weber has spent more time at home, creating music that gazes inward rather than outward between reading sci-fi novels and watching David Attenborough documentaries. “I've been connecting more locally,” he says, “exploring the inner workings of Toronto, collaborating with new people and finding inspiration in everyday things. It helped me slow things down and look to create vast, sometimes otherworldly soundscapes.”
Written over the course of a rainy spring afternoon, Pick A Piper’s new single ‘Sentience’ is about the exchange between two people and the growth and transformation that can come from these moments. Embracing the infinite possibilities of expansion and renewal that can come if we are selfless and openly see what is around us. After recording the instrumental track, ‘Sentience’ lay dormant until eventually Weber took it to good friend and singer Sophia Alexandra who recorded vocals.
“Sophia has a history in theatre and is currently collaborating with various musicians and producers in Toronto.” Weber explains. “Her voice has a unique warmth and old timey quality that I find very engaging. I hope this song evokes a sense of optimism in an increasingly fragmented world.”
‘Sentience’ is out on July 3rd on Tin Angel Records and Pick A Piper will be playing a short run of UK and European dates in support of the single.