Dutch-American duo Grafted Culture are back with their new single ‘Change Of Winds’. Blending elements of Celtic inspired Folk with Pop and their signature poetic lyricism, the pair have already established themselves as one to watch across their previous releases. Now back with yet another demonstration of their talents as songwriters and performers, the pair are once again shining a light on their unique sound.
Built around intertwining finger-picked guitar riffs, airy production and subtle keys, ‘Change Of Winds’ quickly creates an atmospheric dark folk soundscape. Dreamy and haunting, the duo’s vocals dance with poetic lyrics over the delicate backing showcasing their spotless harmonies.
Speaking about the track, Grafted Culture Said:
“Change of Winds is a reflection of the growth and change we have undergone both as musicians as well as individuals. Like most of our music, we were seeking to create a track that represents the many facets of a complex human experience, specifically, the process of navigating this dynamic, inconstant life while maintaining a sense of purpose and integrity.
The lyrics came first and provided a beautiful framework of pain contrasted with the healing balm of experience gained and strength of character shaped. We pushed this idea in our music video through the symbol of black and white paper cranes, filling the room completely unnoticed but soon they become the foreground of the experience until we cannot imagine the scene without their presence there.
The message becomes increasingly clear as the song develops. People will fail us and situations will arise that threaten to uproot our sense of self. We are in a constant state of being altered and changed. Living is a demanding process that requires acceptance and forgiveness. But this process of adapting to our experiences and moving forward in the context of an altered life is essential to human existence. We can learn to navigate the ever-changing winds of our lives, allowing it to shape us if we can allow ourselves to enter humbly into the process of growth and change.”
Having already featured in the likes of Earmilk and Music-News, Grafted Culture have already established themselves as an exciting up and coming talent. While working on the foundations of their music career, the pair have also been building on their opportunities for community service. Using the profits from their music, the duo opened a community centre that offers free services in the arts as well as personally working with those struggling with dementia and autism. They have also gifted their community with an Art Gallery & Coffee Bar – SDG arts Gallery & Coffee Bar where %100 of earnings are given back to the local community in the forms of free projects and activities.
Not only a fascinating up and coming band but also a duo giving back to their community, Grafted Culture have all the right ingredients to have a hugely successful career. The new single ‘Change Of Winds’ is released April 8th.