Posted on March 05 2021
Solo project of The KVB's Nicholas Wood unveils the second taste of forthcoming 'Flowing Fades' album
Saccades is today sharing ‘Heat’, the latest single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Flowing Fades’ LP that's due out April 9th. Where Nicholas Wood’s work as half one of The KVB trades in minimalist post-punk/coldwave, his solo material as Saccades marks a journey into escapist psychedelic pop. Like much of the album, ‘Heat’ was written over a summer in lockdown. Cooped up in his Manchester apartment, Wood set to the task of producing a breezy, upbeat ode to life on the road and the joy of live music. You can stream the track and its accompanying video below.
Talking about the new single, Wood says: “Influenced by a mixture of early house music and yacht rock, I wrote ‘Heat’ during the sweltering nights of last summer in the stuffy flat that I was living and working in at the time. It’s a song about missing playing live shows and touring, the buzz of the crowd and the connections that are made at gigs and on the road. For the last few years I have been constantly on tour or travelling away for shows and it’s definitely something I took for granted, now that it’s not possible.” On the visuals, made by Wood himself, he continues: “Following on from the themes in the lyrics and the energy of this track, I created the visuals as a tribute to the unknown raver. I made it using found footage and a Tachyons+ Psychenizer video synth.”