With his debut album, Years, set for release on 10th August, Hilang Child has released his soaring and enigmatic new track ‘Crow’, along with an accompanying video.
Of the track, Hilang Child (which in Malay translates as ‘missing child’) says, “’Crow’ is the most hopeful song on this album. I wanted to write something that sonically created the feeling of glimpsing at a brighter future; a release of euphoric energy in anticipation of better times incoming. I went for a more ‘live’ and visceral approach rather than the measured/layered songwriting that features on the rest of the album, as I always knew it was going to form the album’s crashing climax despite being one of the earliest songs I wrote for it.”
Hilang Child, aka Ed Riman, will be known to some as part of Bella Union label boss (and former Cocteau Twins bassist) Simon Raymonde’s Lost Horizons band. Half-Indonesian and half-Welsh, the London-based singer/songwriter’s solo work is full of harmonies and spacious sounds, drawing comparisons to Fleet Foxes and Sigur Rós, and even Smile-era The Beach Boys.