Southeast London-based director/composer Grant Armour is unveiling the new track and video, “Wrap My Arms Around You,” premiering exclusively at New Noise.
Armour has traveled the world through the past decade making documentaries on topics like drugs, rave culture, climate activism, fetishes, mental health, prisons, ancient rituals, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, and space tourism, among others.
He says that many influence for his music stem directly from his experience as a filmmakers.
“My songs are about the human condition in the end times, isolation, perceptions of time and space, the loss of privacy, and modern love, so I needed to see some shit before I could write anything decent,” Armour says.
Most of his music from the past embraces instrumentals, as an accompaniment to his films and productions, but he’s started to incorporate his voice more, surrounding distorted breaks and sleazy guitars, which lend themselves to the moody pop sound like this latest single, “Wrap My aArms Around You.”
“Most of my songs are fairly downtempo and spacious to capture the mood I’m feeling, but this song was made at a frustrating time of wanting to dance during an apocalypse of sorts, but not having the outlet, so continuing the rave in your dreams or in the metaverse,” he says. “I couldn’t resist focusing on the hypnotic rolling movement of the break to add layers of melody and make an emotional banger. This was also a chance to let loose on my synths.”
Armour typically writes and records his songs within 24 hours, to best capture the emotion and energy of the song and communicate his initial idea. Expanding on the new track, he says the song is about stepping outside of routine, whether than be a job or just a standard life cycle, to open up to new realms that might exist right in front of one’s eyes.
“Whether that be falling in love, working on your relationships or immersing yourself in the everyday euphoria and the psychedelia of the natural world,” he says.
Check out the video for “Wrap My Arms Around You” here:
Photo courtesy of Grant Armour