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.