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Luke James
Luke James

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Brighton’s Ciel returns with haunting but sweet new single ‘Fine Everything’

From the first strains of haunting guitar tone, Brighton three piece Ciel hit you with an uneasy feeling on new single ‘Fine Everything’. Serving as a taster of their forthcoming EP which is to follow later this year, ‘Fine Everything’ may hit you with that haunting feeling from the off but vocalist Michelle Hindriks’ vocals soon sweeten the tone. Her softly sung vocals float over the brooding guitar of Jorge Bela Jimanez and pounding drums of Tim Spencer to lend a pop touch to this slice of goth/ garage rock.

Of ‘Fine Everything’, Hindriks says “It’s about coming of age, and not really knowing how to navigate life. The doubts and difficulties that involve making life-changing decisions, yet maybe not being ready growing up, when all your friends are”.

This lyrical content is backed up by the whirring guitars and powerful rhythm section seemingly conveying that confusing feeling in your brain. With an infectious chorus of Hindriks singing “Fine everything, everything’s fine, it’s just fine”, you can already picture a crowd moving as a wave bouncing along to this track. Having already picked up heavy airplay from the likes of BBC 6 Music and KEXP and with an EP produced by Blood Red Shoes’ Steven Ansel to be released this year, Ciel look set to have a bright future.

Listen/watch ‘Fine Everything’ here: