One of our all-time favorite electronic acts who come from across the pond, Bicep, is back with some brand new music. Today they release “Water,” which is officially the first piece of new music to come from the duo following their 2021 album, Isles.
“Water” once again calls on the serene vocals of Clara La San, who was featured on several songs on Isles. La San has proven to be the perfect fit for Bicep’s powerful and euphoric stylings, which beam fervently on this new one. Fans who have caught Bicep live recently will know that they have been using this track as a centerpiece of their sets.
There is also a B-side for this release, titled “Waterfall,” which is an instrumental version that goes in a slightly different direction. Bicep commented on how the two different versions came to be:
We always like to be fluid with ideas and never stick to one direction, when we play live we develop tracks and constantly tweak and change elements and like to employ that process in the studio too. We work with Clara a lot and even from the early “Waterfall” demos we had vocal sounding pads in there which we had in mind for her to sing along with. Both “Water” and “Waterfall” have the same spine, but have two totally different directions in terms of how they finished up. It’s a common thing in the studio to start on one demo and go in different directions but end up liking both and not knowing which to choose.
Earlier this year, Bicep dropped “Meli (II),” a rework of one of their tunes from Isles, which originally was a beatless bonus track.
You can listen to the brand new Bicep single below, along with its B-side. Enjoy!