Brighton Dreamers CIEL Share Poignant Single ‘Never Alone Again’ Released 26th May
CIEL – ‘Never Alone Again’
“Shoegaze textures with some gorgeous pop flourishes, CIEL have already attracted word-of-mouth hype” Clash
“Shoegaze meets noir rock meets dream pop” Gigwise
“Movement is like a hug for your ears – perfect for filling space in these ridiculously quiet spring days” Dork
“A masterclass in the transformative power of music” Earmilk
Brighton-based dreamers CIEL share poignant single ‘Never Alone Again’, set for release May 26th.
Heralding a brand new musical direction with their latest effort, the band’s moody alt-pop, encased with a hint of shoegaze, noir rock and dream pop, remains as captivating as ever and follows the success of acclaimed previous singles ‘All My Life’ and ‘Pretty Face’.
Tapping into the melancholic lyricism of frontwoman Michelle Hindriks, ‘Never Alone Again’ sees the musician explore her fear of reliving darker previous life experiences, whilst spotlighting the ethereal vocals and glazed guitars that’ve already contributed so much to the band’s early promise and mystique.
Originating from the Netherlands, CIEL build impressive momentum since the release of debut EP ‘Movement’ in 2020, gaining industry praise from key tastemakers Clash, Dork, Gigwise and Under The Radar alongside radio airplay throughout the UK and US from the likes of BBC 6 Music, KEXP and BBC Introducing.
Sharing the inspiration behind the track, Hindriks states: “Sometimes I spend quite a long time crafting the lyrics for a certain song. This wasn’t the case for ‘Never Alone Again’. The lyrics were just there, like they appeared out of nowhere, but they were accurately reflecting my feelings at the time.
It’s quite scary to me to release this song into the world as the lyrics are very personal and intimate. I never really speak much about these feelings from the past to people around me – even close friends. But it’s the reason why this song feels really close and honest to me. It’s a part of my life’s story. I think it’s important to actually be able to speak about these subjects more openly in our society.”
Produced and mixed by Steven Ansell (Blood Red Shoes) and mastered by Robin Schmidt (The 1975, Wolf Alice, The Black Keys), CIEL’s ‘Never Alone Again’ is out May 26th and will be available via all digital platforms.
CIEL’s live set-up is Michelle Hindriks (vocals, guitar), Jorge Bela Jimenez (guitar, synthesiser, bass), Tim Spencer (drums)
June 5th – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea
June 26th – The Victoria, London
July 15th – The Prince Albert, Brighton
July 18th – Welcome To The Village Festival, The Netherlands
Oct 1st – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton