British indie duo Aquilo stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to deliver a powerful performance of “Sorry” from their debut studio album, Silhouettes.
The tender torch song finds singer/guitarist Tom Higham delivering an impressive vocal performance over Ben Fletcher’s deft piano playing. The duo play perfectly off each other, with Higham’s soft falsetto wafting with Fletcher’s delicate playing, then building to a heartbreaking chorus: “I’m reminded of the fool I was,” Higham wails. “I cut you off and fucked it up again/ I’m sorry that I let you go, I’m sorry that I cared.”
Aquilo released Silhouettes in January, four years after gaining attention for their first songs, “You There” and “Calling Me.” The group’s steady rise was punctuated with a string of EPs, while in 2015 they notched a SoundCloud smash, “Losing You,” with Vancouver DJ Vanic.
Aquilo played a handful of North American concerts in March after embarking on a lengthier trip last fall. The duo’s next set of live dates is a U.K. run scheduled for this September.