Charlotte Spiral, the duo of Amy Spencer and Avi Barath, are now back with a new single, “Suddenly.” The English duo takes their name from a well known pose in figure skating, adopting the moniker after they watched endless old black and white figure skating videos in slow motion. Mesmerised by the elegance and beauty of the routines, they started playing along, creating a live soundtrack using only voice and piano. These musical ideas quickly developed into distinctive and bold songs, whilst retaining the timeless spirit of the figure skating videos that inspired the project.
“Suddenly”, was written shortly after the pair took a trip out of London. Upon arriving back to the city, lead singer and vocalist Amy penned lyrics that are a reflection on the sense of hopefulness that the trip had triggered, with Avi composing the track’s delicate piano. Speaking of the track, Amy says:-
The track is a candid and genuine representation of a very pure moment. It’s a realisation that it’s possible to remove myself from the constant noise of day to day life and be less occupied with the consequences of everything. It’s about being able to choose to not always live by a set of rules and instead just decide to live in the moment.”
“Suddenly,” was recorded at Avi’s studio in Deptford, mostly in one take, encapsulating the warm and intimate feeling of the song. The pair brought together some of their closest friends and favourite musicians to embellish the track –notably, a string quartet, a sound Charlotte Spiral has wanted to incorporate into their music since the early days.
Charlotte Spiral, have had a long partnership with London producer and Speedy Wunderground founder, Dan Carey. Having met in 2019, a strong relationship blossomed and Charlotte Spiral have quickly become a frequent feature of the label’s live nights along with featuring on The Quarantine Series, which Carey recorded over lockdown.