Ebony Buckle London-based singer/songwriter had a busy year releasing so far 7 songs from her upcoming album Disco Lasers planned for November this year. ‘You Took Your Time’ is her latest single and our favourite so far. This very touching love song melted our hearts and made us miss this important person we all have in our lives. It’s one of those songs that make you feel everything at the same time, even the emotions you cannot describe with words.
Ebony Buckle is a hidden gem describing her style as “If Kate Bush and David Bowie had a baby”. Well…we couldn’t find better words to describe this quirky, unbelievably unique artistic soul.
Writing and performing with her husband, musician Nick Burns, who also produces her music, Buckle uses captivating stories to hold a mirror up to herself and the world. Reflected in these songs is our humanity – our wants and needs, our struggles to fit in or break out. Throughout all of this is the hope that we can connect, that we can see the magnificent beauty of our universe, and that we can grow and learn and evolve without fear.
‘You Took Your Time’ was written this year after a period of burnout.
This year has been especially full-on as we have released a new song and music video every month! I have felt very exhausted and overwhelmed at times which isn’t great for creativity. I wrote this song to my creative self, after not being able to write anything for a while. It was my way of saying “oh hello, I’ve been waiting for you to come home”
Of the recording process, Buckle says;
I was playing this melody on the piano and so we started recording, just to see what came out. It only took four takes and we had a song. We decided to use the original vocal takes from this session as they seemed so emotional and raw.
The album is a collection of audio-visual stories celebrating the wonders of our universe and how we as human beings make sense of our existence through folklore legends, science, and our imagination. Buckle reveals, “The album as a whole is very atmospheric, almost cinematic. Each song is arranged to tell that specific story.”
The music video is completely animated by Luke Taylor. In keeping with the sci-fi nature of Buckle’s previous releases this year, an old computer sits in a dusty room. It hasn’t been used for a long time and has been waiting for someone to come along.