Greyhound think “Naturally”
British band Greyhound have just released their debut single, “Naturally”, and they mean business! The seven piece were formed after meeting at the Royal Northern College of Music which they all study at. The band have been influenced by contemporary Neo-Soul artists such as Moonchild, Tom Misch and Ariana Grande. and since grouping jave played at two of Band On The Wall’s Free Jazz events and a Six Slice Nu Jazz showcase.
Greyhound recorded and released a live session of the song “Call” last year and also recorded and released a lockdown version of “Naturally” over the summer prior to its release as a single. The band recorded the drums at college and the rest of the instruments and vocals were recorded at a number of their student houses. It was produced by Karl Ziegler and Jacob Bentley, mixed by Jake Cartwright and mastered by Karl Roche at Two Tall Media.
“Naturally” is about young love, new beginnings and refraining from rushing or forcing one’s way through life or a particular situation. It was written almost two years ago in a practice room at college. It has since gone through many different versions to finally achieve the sound the band first heard in their heads. In regards to their approach, Greyhound say: “We wanted to create a great Neo-Soul love song, and pay homage to the roots of this genre while maintaining a modern sonic aesthetic”.
Jacob from the band tells us: “We’ve always treated this band as a passion project, gigging steadily in the city but not rushing to release music until we felt the material was there. Now we finally think that we’ve reached this point”.
Greyhound are: Emily Varney – vocals, Leah Wing – flute, Tommy Villiers – trumpet, Felix Donovan – guitar, Jamada Roberts – keys, Jacob Bentley – bass and George Purnell – drums.
For more about Greyhound, check out their official FACEBOOK page