Tolü Makay photographed by Rachel Droop
“This one tells a real story…” states Cian and excites our curiousity. “Tolu’s narrative of a relationship turned sour, drifting over a silky two chord piano loop with delicate rimshot drums, Baduizm was a huge influence on us you can probably tell!”
Dom Purcell and Cian McCann better known as Searchlight teamed up again with incredibly talented Irish singer Tolü Makay on Goldie’s boutique Fallen Tree 1Hundred imprint. Inspired by the spirit of Erykah Badu the track ‘Can We Go Back’ radiates a pleasantly calm feeling – despite the seriousness of the lyrics. “Tolu’s vocal once again brings it to a whole other level of depth. She captures the pain of a love lost and harks back to better times, truly painting a story in her performance…”
So let´s start this Thursday with the calm vibes of their wonderful collaboration and already look forward to their album ‘Searchlight’ that will be out in autumn 2022 where they will also play first live shows.
Enjoy the song below: