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Nick Mulvey Releases New EP 'Dancing For The Answers'

Monday, 21 May 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Nick Mulvey has released a new EP.

'Dancing For The Answers' features four new tracks: two recorded with long-time collaborator and producer Dan Carey, and two with Ethan Johns, who produced last year's 'Wake Up Now'.

Discussing the release, Mulvey said:

“Dancing For The Answers and Give It To Kali came from a week's work at Dan Carey's studio in South London last May, where we abandoned our planned schedule in favour of voyages into jams unknown, free-form playing and the daily micro-dosing of sacramental cactuses.

The results surprised us both and are two of the most precious tracks either of us feel we've ever made. A significant detail for me was the setting aside of my usual acoustic guitar in favour of a Mya-Moe baritone ukulele that I play on both tracks.

Lyrically, Dancing For The Answers appears on my latest album Wake Up Now as the song Transform Your Game after David Bowie, in a dream visitation, made things clear to me and offered a little direction. Give It To Kali uses a sample of one of my heroes Ram Dass. I had a lot going on in my life with the release of the 'difficult' second album, fathering young babies and shedding old skins. Ram Dass' words about offering your struggles to the goddess Kali (who feeds from our impurities and our negativity), spoke to me powerfully and I'm honoured to use them in this track. My hope is you'll listen to this song and perhaps offer yours up too.

The other two cuts on this EP, The Doing Is Done and Punta Cometa, come from the Wake Up Now album sessions of Oct 2016 at Real World Studios with Ethan Johns producing, and are very much in key with the rest of the album; layered, collaborative playing from the group of musicians and friends I assembled there at the time.”

The EP's release coincided with his short run of UK shows, which began on Friday in Manchester and has a stop left at London's Royal Albert Hall tomorrow, following which he will head to Europe.

Nick Mulvey Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue May 22 2018 - LONDON Royal Albert Hall

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