Track of the day: Bob Holroyd ‘Continuum’

The new single from Bob Holroyd, ‘Continuum’ is available now. It's the fourth single to be released by Holroyd on Real World X and showcases another side to his work, being a more urgent and beat-driven offering.

A sense of looming anxiety ticks methodically as the music begins, but that unease becomes a nervous euphoria that breaks-out into bursts of rhythmic energy. In many ways it encapsulates the current times perfectly, where our desire for normality and renewed social interaction is still tempered by the uncertainty of what may still be around the corner.

Holroyd has embraced this duality in his approach to the two videos that accompany the release.

“I have remixed tracks for other artists in the past, and had my own tracks remixed, and it got me thinking about using visuals in the same way. Although these are two different videos for the same track, they only have the same clips in them, but some are slowed right down and effected to make them look very different, some are just looped over and over, as one might do for a club track, others are reversed or coloured in a different way – as I would if I was using sound rather than pictures.

Bob Holroyd 'Continuum' - this first video is "darker and more confined".
The idea was to try and represent how I felt when I wrote the track in the first lockdown, and now, how I feel about it, and the situation in general 18 months on. Bob Holroyd

‘Continuum’ by Bob Holroyd is out now and is the fourth in a series of singles released on our imprint Real World X.


By Online Editor

Main image: Bob Holroyd. Photo credit: courtesy of the artist.

Published on Wed, 08 December 21

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