Brighton trio CIEL, comprised of Michelle Hindriks (vocals, bass), Jorge Bela Jimenez (guitar) and Tim Spencer (drums), share latest single ‘Fine Everything’, which gives us a glimpse of the band’s upcoming EP out later this year. It was produced and mixed by Robin Schmidt (The 1975, Wolf Alice, The Black Keys), and mastered by Steven Ansell.
Drawing influences from garage rock, goth and shoegaze, the group’s forthcoming EP sees them venture towards a grittier and moodier direction, yet still maintaining their melodic pop essence.
Detailing their new cut, frontwoman Michelle Hindriks explained:
“It’s about coming of age, and not really knowing how to navigate life. The doubts and difficulties that involve making life-changing decisions, yet maybe not being ready growing up, when all your friends are. I was thinking of how so many people lost touch with their inner gut feeling and instincts, and how all the possibilities in life can feel so overwhelming sometimes. It’s almost kind of easier to stay oblivious to it instead of digging deep into your mind”.
They not only have been longlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition recently but also got multiple spins on BBC 6 Music and KEXP plus press support from key publications like Clash, Dork, Gigwise and Under The Radar.
If you into Dream-like melodies you can check out the new single here.