Flyte met the Staves whilst on tour with the Lemon Twigs and bonded over a pint and the British Office. It was only natural that they feature on ‘White Roses’, the beautifully poignant new single from the band.
‘White Roses’ is a song set at a funeral, and tackles the transformative experience of loss. Lead singer Will Taylor nods to W H Auden’s ‘Funeral Blues’ to subtly address the subject of death whilst exploring further themes of regret, repression and redemption. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album The Loved Ones, Flyte have been back in the studio with long term collaborator Burke Ried (Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin) this time with Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, The National) on mixing duties. They started the summer by playing an intimate surprise show at Omeara last night, which sold out in a matter of minutes. The band welcomed Jess Stavely Taylor of the Staves to play with them for the entirety of the set and gave fans new music in abundance, marking an exciting new era for Flyte.
he Hackney based quartet honed their craft through years of dedication and friendship, writing their first full length record in 2017 and gaining a reputation for their trademark vocal arrangements. The Sunday Times proclaimed The Loved Ones to be “The Best British debut album of the year”. A staggering Scala headline followed, with a sold-out UK tour, and European & UK dates with the Lemon Twigs and Lord Huron. Flyte will travel to the States to begin an extensive tour with Jade Bird this summer, laying more foundations after a brilliant SXSW.
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