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Intimate and aching, poignant and bittersweet, REUNIØN’s sophomore single “Means Out West” is a stunning love track drenched in heartache, grief, and hope.
for followers of Bon Iver, Coldplay, Novo Amor, SYML
Stream: “Means Out West” – REUNIØN


A rush of electro-acoustic instrumentation washes over the senses as REUNIØN get underway with their second single. Intimate and aching, poignant and bittersweet, “Means Out West” is a stunning love track drenched in heartache and hope. Trustworthy lyrics and an arresting soundscape make for an invigorating listening expertise, establishing REUNIØN as an thrilling new face that must be on everybody’s radar.

Way Out West - REUNIØN

Means Out West – REUNIØN

Backs turned to wards the ocean
Lose ourselves within the second
From any individual else’s dawn
Damaged hearts are simply huge open
See all the celebs within the desert sky..
Perhaps if we make it means out west
And begin once more
What if we go in means over hearts
Get out of our heads
Cos after we see the town lights simply up forward
Oh, again to a time after we have been harmless
Perhaps we’ll make it means out west..
child we’ll make it means out west

Atwood Journal is proud to be premiering the only and music video for “Means Out West,” the second track launch from the UK’s REUNIØN. The London-based duo of producers Jon Inexperienced (James Bay, Aquilo, Linkin Park, Girl A) and Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Membership, Noah & The Whale, Pêtr Aleksänder) – every of whom brings a transparent wealth of expertise and historical past to the desk – REUNIØN debuted this April with the stirring monitor “out within the wild,” a 22, A Million-era Bon Iver-like monitor mixing ethereal and atmospheric manufacturing with uncooked vocals and natural orchestral instrumentation. Followers of early Coldplay and newer electro-folk artists like SYML and Novo Amor will immediately fall for REUNIØN’s nuanced, tempered tapestry of sound.

““Means Out West” is a track about second possibilities, redemption and being courageous,” REUNIØN’s Jon Inexperienced tells Atwood Journal. “Eliot had this lovely drone sound echoing and we simply began weaving chords round it. The theme sort of simply happened very naturally and fell out as we chatted by the way it would possibly look to attempt to make one thing work or to start out once more however in a special place, from a special perspective”.

Like its predecessor, “Means Out West” is a cinematic and expansive immersion of feeling that comes from and speaks to the guts. Jon Inexperienced’s vocals spill forth from a haunting wall of sound, basking in a mellow tenor in addition to a merely gorgeous falsetto. With a powerful vocal vary and the affectations to match, REUNIØN are effectively on their method to solidifying themselves as electro-folk / folktronica’s subsequent smartest thing. They’ve definitely captured our consideration.

We’ll see one another in numerous gentle
We’ll dream greater on pacific time
From means excessive up within the mountains
Into the valley we’ll descend
Operating soar blindfold throughout a waterfall..
Perhaps if we make it means out west
And begin once more
What if we go in means over hearts
Get out of our heads
Cos after we see the town lights simply up forward
Can we return to a time after we have been harmless?
Perhaps we’ll make it means out west..
child we’ll make it means out west
REUNIØN © 2020

REUNIØN © 2020

Directed by Japanese-born artist and set designer Sonoko Obuchi, the “Means Out West” video weaves by a real love story crammed with innocence, connection, and likewise ache.

“I spent my teen years in Fukuoka metropolis, Japan,” Obuchi tells Atwood Journal. “After I was 18, I made a decision to review artwork in London, just about on the identical time I began courting him. He was probably the most charismatic and inventive person that i’ve ever met and we fell in love right away. Although we cherished one another, I knew I used to be destined to return to London to review artwork at college. Being that age is one thing so intense and delightful and that positively formed my life ceaselessly. After I listened to Means Out West for the primary time, I didn’t attempt to perceive the lyrics instantly. My first language is Japanese and I discover that if I focus my consideration on understanding the English, I shall be utilizing my mind greater than my coronary heart. I FEEL the track with my soul somewhat than in my head.”

“It was a magical expertise and this totally lovely track introduced again recollections of me and my boyfriend in highschool. I’ve by no means had one other expertise like that in my life. I advised Jon and Eliot of REUNIØN about this and my imaginative and prescient for the music video they usually have been glad for me to go forward with it. At this level, I used to be listening to the music religiously and knew this track talks of a pair wanting to maneuver to the west coast (west) to start out once more. They’re trying again on the days after they have been harmless and hoping they will return to that. My imaginative and prescient was a woman assembly a boy and falling in love. The lady decides to maneuver to London (west) to pursue her dream. This synchronised with my very own story.”

“On our filming day, I prayed and considered him and I wore a fragrance I used to be carrying once I was 18. I felt I had the help from him making this animation. After I was drawing, I generally misplaced consciousness of my environment, I used to be within the paper, and I used to be strolling our love story with him collectively. Since his sudden dying at age 23, I’ve been dwelling with large guilt and puzzled why I’m right here having fun with my life whereas he isn’t right here with us anymore. Drawing him was a means ahead in my life, I lastly felt I used to be able to mirror on our love story, now age 38. And I lastly felt I may say good farewell to him. After I watched the completed movie (Eliot did probably the most implausible path and modifying), I cried continuous. I thank REUNIØN to offer me this chance to recollect him this manner for the primary time.”

“Means Out West” is is an already gorgeous track, however Obuchi’s music video merely takes our breath away – it’s that additional layer of nuance that helps us join REUNIØN’s music and lyrics to our personal lives. We’ve all identified love and we’ve all identified loss, however grief is a lot greater than these two emotions mixed. “Means Out West” finds a method to retain a shred of sunshine in that darkest of darkish areas. It’s that wellspring of hope that sometime, this magnificence that’s now not, will exist once more.

Perhaps there was no gold rush
No such factor as one real love
However there’s magnificence in issues we will’t contact
Perhaps we will make it means out west
Discover someplace there’s no remorse
Get to a spot the place we overlook
Town lights they’re simply up forward
Perhaps we will make it means out west

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