‘A Day Out of Life’, the second album of chilled electronica by Aware, dropped on 3rd July via our Beat Filter Label imprint.
From the borrowed house beats of ‘Up on the 20th’ and summer feel-good single ‘Come Alive’ to the languid lounge heartbreaker ‘No Belongings’ (an earlier feature on Hed Kandi’s iconic ‘Serve Chilled’ album series) and the Café Mambo sunset terrace favourite ‘Requiem to the Sunset’, the album shows the full range of Aware’s powers.
Listen to the album now on Spotify
And on Apple Music.
Written during some of the band’s lengthy stays in Ibiza, tracks such as ‘Found by the Sea’ and ‘Esperando La Lluvia’ showcase songwriters who appreciate the true soul of the White Isle, not just its glossy exterior. Built around saxophone, Spanish guitar and operatic vocals, ‘Esperando …’ charts the anxious wait for overdue rains shared with locals during a period living at Hostal La Torre in the hills above San Antonio. The piano-led ‘Found by the Sea’ reflects the ethereal land- and seascapes of the island’s magical coves and secret beaches found only with a resident as guide.
A regular name on chill-out compilations for some years, Aware have contributed to sunset collections for the likes of BMG & Warners and the coolest independents, including releases on the legendary Café Del Mar label for whose 20th anniversary celebrations Aware played a full-band live set in Ibiza to a crowd 2000-strong.
Aware are Mark Lane and Tina Morrison. ‘A Day Out of Life’ is out now.