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Hear Cinematic Orchestra’s Ghostly New Song ‘To Believe’

Ahead of long-awaited new LP, Jason Swinscoe revives acclaimed jazz-electronic project for collaboration with singer Moses Sumney

The Cinematic Orchestra strip back on the stark, vulnerable “To Believe,” a collaboration with vocalist Moses Sumney. The ghostly acoustic ballad, built on delicate fingerpicking and simmering orchestrations, previews their as-yet-untitled fourth studio album, the group’s first since 2007.

Sumney showcases his dynamic vocal range on the slow-building track – building from near-whisper to dramatic falsetto, drawing out tension from dissonant harmonies. The track is available today via all digital outlets. 

The Cinematic Orchestra, the long-running jazz-electronic project of innovative British beatmaker Jason Swinscoe, now features co-production from longtime collaborator Dom Smith. More details about the next LP will be announced soon.

Employing a unique blend of live instrumental improvisation and electronic manipulation, the band recorded three studio albums: 1999’s Motion, 2000’s Every Day and 2007’s Ma Fleur, along with 2003’s Man With a Movie Camera, the soundtrack to a re-released version of Dziga Vertov’s famed 1929 documentary.

The group will kick off a European tour Sunday, October 30th in Luxembourg, with dates running until November 14th. 

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