Communion Records’ newest signing Boy Bjorn shares the visuals for debut single ‘Anchorage’, a dreamy number reflecting on the simplicities of childhood and the quiet sorrow we carry for not being able to relive it. Its accompanying video is cut together with home video footage of Brian Holl’s younger years and fits the cinematic, quiet momentum of the track well.

One half of electro-folk duo Foreign Fields, Holl had this to say of his first release as a soloist: “This song started when I woke in the dead of morning from a dream about my Grandma Bernita. She's been gone for some time now and I was never able to talk with her in my adult years.” VExplaining further: “But dreaming sometimes affords you the impossible. She told me she liked Michael Jordan – thought he was the greatest basketball player she’d ever seen. We talked like we were never given the chance to. That dream led me to thinking about all of the other relationships in my life that haven't deepened with people who are still here. Missed connections we all live with when the walls between each other are too large to break down over occasional visits.”

The song has the sorrowful tones similar to Sufjan Stevens and Tallest Man on Earth yet the propulsive beats are more reminiscent of the likes of Bleachers and M83. The two widely varied styles are wound together well by Bjorn’s production style and intelligent use of strings to add further grand dramatics.

 

‘Anchorage’ is out now via Communion Records and available on all digital platforms.