Many artists and bands might see an album released as the end of a journey, the reflection of months or even years of hard work and the completion of a major goal. In one way, this is certainly true of Suffolk duo Amethysts who recently shared their glistening gem of a self-titled record. However, there’s another way to look at this. Clarice and Simon shed light with their statement:
“This album feels like the perfect way to conclude what has been an unforgettable 1st chapter of our journey so far as Amethysts. As we venture into new and exciting times both in our personal lives and musically, we’re excited to see what 2022 has in store for us as we experience and enjoy life from a new perspective and we can’t wait to move onto releasing and exploring new material.”
We’re struck by their optimistic perspective that’s thankful for the past, but mostly they look forwards to the future with renewed hope and ambition. As such, we turn to the 13-track album with a shared openness and what we find are sublime layers of pop-affected electronica and experimental production, co-produced with Shuta Shinoda (Daughter, Ghost Poet).
Before you dive into the Amethysts LP below, let’s have a final word from this talented pair:
“Having developed our live sound and writing style over the past 5 years, we feel the selection of tracks we have chosen to complete our debut album represent us and our musical journey to this point in time. We’ve been working on this album for a while – having planned its release since 2019, we held back releasing due to the pandemic. We are itching to release it now and really hope that people connect with the music and our Amethysts journey so far.”
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