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One might remember the strength of The Paradox Twin’s debut album ‘The Importance of Mr Bedlam’, released in 2018 to great applause. The Progressive Music Award nominated singer-songwriter Danny Sorrell is back not only with a new song, but with a strengthened line-up and a run of forthcoming live shows.
The Paradox Twin, now fronted by both Danny Sorrell and Nicole Johnson, have reawakened from their musical slumber and are back with a new video single called ‘Wake Vortex’ and an album announcement:
The Paradox Twin’s new album – ‘Silence From Signals’ – will be released on 8th October via White Star Records.
Wake Vortex, the first single to be released from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Silence From Signals’, showcases the emotional vocal performances of Danny Sorrell and Nicole Johnson, whose duet combined with the power of the band’s musicianship, takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with powerful intense passages combined with moments of pure beauty.
The video for the single was created by Miles Skarin of Crystal Spotlight.
Danny said about the song and the video:-
‘It was wonderful to be able to duet with Nicole on this song as she certainly brought the emotion in to it that I was looking for. We’ve been itching to get the new music out but have had so many delays due to what has been happening in the world over the last 18 months; however, we are pleased with what we have achieved despite the barriers we have had to overcome. The strength of the band we have now, combined with the mixing talents of John Mitchell and the video skills of Miles Skarin have hopefully come together to produce something that fans both old and new will find special’
Thematically, The Paradox Twin’s new album ‘Silence From Signals’ takes its cues from Danny’s personal life experiences. Around the same time of the debut album release and the same time his new son was born, Danny’s eldest was diagnosed with autism. The collision of both positive and negative feelings sparked a train of thought that then became a story told through music and lyrics. Silence From Signals is a tale of two twin siblings (a neurotypical sister and a neurodivergent brother), and the trials and tribulations they go through trying to navigate the brothers’ struggles through life.
The new direction is not too dissimilar of bands like Anathema and White Moth Black Butterfly, who successfully combine both male and female vocals to emotive and celestial effect. The lyrics of the new single Wake Vortex in particular, tell the part of the story where the brother has a fear of going to sleep and the twin sister is reassuring him. ‘Open your mind and wait, and wait for me to come into your heart’.
‘Silence From Signals’ will be available digitally and on digipak via White Star Records on October 8th.
WHAT THE MEDIA SAY ABOUT THE PARADOX TWIN’S DEBUT
‘Absolutely stunning…..one of the best albums I’ve heard this year’
– Garry Foster – Prog Rock Files (WCRFM)
‘So, all in all, the debut from The Paradox Twin is easily one of the best albums so far this year. It has soul and emotion, but also otherworldly impressions and fantastic production. It has some of the most mature songwriting that I’ve seen in a young band for some time, and I have a feeling that their music will only get better and better.’
– The Prog Mind
‘It blossoms with production flourishes as choral voices add depth to the simple but riveting guitar lines’
The band are playing live dates in August & September where they will be performing new material for the very first time, as well as tracks from their debut, ‘The Importance of Mr Bedlam’.
21st August – A New Day Festival, Faversham
29th August – The 1865, Southampton
30th August – Wokingham Festival, Wokingham
31st August – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
1st Sept – The BOILEROOM, Guildford
2nd Sept – 229 The Venue, London
3rd Sept – Trading Boundaries, Uckfield
More album information to be revealed in due course.