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The June release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is an exclusive premiere of the third album by the band Day One, entitled 'Intellectual Property'
Day One consists of vocalist and lyricist Phelim Byrne, and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hardwidge, who began collaborating in the mid '90s, blending the storytelling traditions of folk and hip hop along with a slew of musical influences.
Originally the band were signed to Massive Attack's label Melankolic and released their debut LP 'Ordinary Man' in 2000 to international acclaim.
The follow-up 'Probably Art' was released in 2007 but as Matthew Hardwidge says work on what was to become 'Intellectual Property' started almost as soon as that album was released: "Phelim and I started the writing process for this, our third record, back in 2007. It begins, as in most cases, when we work separately. I will create soundscapes and arrangements of musical ideas, shaping them into demos for Phelim to work with.
Phelim will compile lots of lyrics and stories, and once every couple of months we come together to demo two or three tracks and make them into cool sounding songs."
As with each of their previous albums 'Intellectual Property' was co-produced by Mario Caldato Jr. The LA based producer has worked with a wide range of artists over the years but is perhaps best known for his work with Beastie Boys and Beck.
Listen to tracks from Matthew Hardwidge's exclusive playlist for Bowers & Wilkins here