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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Image: Silken Weinberg and Jeremy Reynoso

Skullcrusher is back with a new song, Song for Nick Drake, following the musicians impressive debut release, Skullcrusher EP. The release gained the artist international attention for the dark, dreamy and hypnotically enthralling songs.

Speaking of Song for Nick Drake, the musician shares: “Song for Nick Drake is about my relationship to the music of Nick Drake. It recalls moments in my life that are viscerally intertwined with his music, specifically times spent walking & taking the train. The song is really my homage to music and the times I felt most immersed in it.”

The musical project of Helen Ballentine, the artist quit art gallery 9-5 in search of a more fulfilling place in the world. Having played piano from age five and guitar since high school Ballentine began writing music later in life after quitting her job. It was then that she suddenly found songwriting to be the best avenue for her artistic visions. As influenced by ambient electronica as she is by the aforementioned Nick Drake, Ballentine’s songwriting paints diaristic vignettes; delicate, woozy images that swirl around in the often intricate instrumentation. It’s a skill that has rightfully earned her widespread acclaim as one of music’s most exciting, and intriguing, new talents.

Song for Nick Drake is out now! Watch the music video below.


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