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NEW MUSIC: Blanco White's Haunting New Track "Papillion"

Posted on September 06 2019

NEW MUSIC: Blanco White's Haunting New Track "Papillion"


 
English troubadour Blanco White has released his new single, "Papillion".

Taking influences from Latin and Andalusian music, the track interweaves soothing vocals with adroit instrumental finger-picking, presenting a smooth blending of the modern and the timeless that is nothing short of bliss.

 

"Papillon is a song inspired by Henri Charrière’s book of the same name,” said Blanco White. “It was a very important book to a friend of mine, and it left a similar impact on me. Most of the story takes place surrounded by water, so I wanted the song to have a shimmering and rippling feel to it.”

 

The music video for “Papillon” is a dreamy, ethereal walk into another world, filled with motifs of reflection, both inward and outward.Music video director Javier Lara said,

 

"Papillon... started from the idea of isolation and captivity in paradise, a moment of reflection, of feeling yourself, and trying to escape from those invisible barriers that surround us each day. No shipwreck enjoys the paradisiacal wonders that a desert island offers you."

 

 
Blanco White started as the solo project of Londoner Josh Edwards in 2014. After studying guitar in Cádiz(Spain), and later the Andean instrument the charango in Sucre (Bolivia), Edwards’ aim was to begin bringing together elements of Andalusian and Latin American music alongside influences closer to home.

The result is beyond exotic; it's other worldly.  He released his self-produced debut EP The Wind Rose on Yucatan Records in early 2016.  He recorded his second EP Colder Heavens later that same year, with producer Ian Grimble (Bear's Den, Matt Corby, Daughter), and released it last spring.

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