Bombay Bicycle Club are pleased to share their brand new acoustic reworkings EP, Two Lives. The EP is available to stream or buy now, with the final track, a reworking of recent single ‘Is It Real’ also now streaming.
The EP pulls together a handful of new takes of tracks from the band’s acclaimed recent album “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong”, and a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s classic tune of the EP’s title.
Listen to the full Two Lives EP HERE
Drummer Suren de Saram explains: “Today we’re releasing the fourth and final track from our Two Lives EP. This one is an acoustic version of Is It Real from the last album, and features the wonderful Billie Marten on vocals.
“As with the whole EP, this song was recorded during lockdown with everyone recording their parts remotely. It was a result of us trying to adjust to a suddenly empty diary, and struggling to come to terms with everything that was going on in the world.”
As previously revealed, Two Lives EP is now available to download on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ basis from the band’s website, with all proceeds going to two specific organisations:
Chineke! (https://www.chineke.org/) creates opportunities for established Black and minority ethnic musicians, nurtures new talent by providing role models, and celebrates diversity in classical music.
Youth Music (https://www.youthmusic.org.uk/) invests in music programs for young people in deprived areas, building confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
Bombay Bicycle Club recently shared a Spotify Singles release, including their spell-binding cover of Selena Gomez’s Lose You To Love Me. Joined by longstanding collaborator Rae Morris to share vocals on the cover, the band also recorded a complete reimagining of recent single I Can Hardly Speak at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Listen to both recordings here: https://bombaybicycleclub.lnk.to/SpotifySessionsSo
Like so many artists right across the globe, Bombay Bicycle Club were preparing themselves for a huge summer of festival performances, including headline slots at All Points East and Truck Festival, before the Coronavirus put paid to those plans before they’d even started.
The band’s new album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, marked an explosive comeback at the start of the year following several years hiatus.