[LISTEN] Common Tongues - Pioneer [IAI PREMIERE]

Common Tongues went out of their comfort zone with writing towards their Summer released debut album, 'Divisions', along with the help of Gavin Monaghan (The Editors, Robert Plant). Connecting songs that detail personal lyrics and honest poetry, their combined efforts merge synthesizer sounds and heightening rock guitar to their delicate folk sound. The band put that “With Divisions it felt like we suddenly had a group of songs with a rawer, more insistent new edge to them, threading them together. I would say the sound of the record stems from us exploring the sounds we love in music and the world around us and trying to find a way of expressing them in our own way.” 

We premiere the video to the album's lead single 'Pioneer', a self contained version of how 'Divisions' is presented in journey-like structures. ‘Pioneer’ slow builds with a fantastic progressive arrangement and the accompanying sporadic visuals by Ollie Godwin together quite effortlessly.

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Directed by Ollie Godwin
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Words By Cole Samson