Edinburgh-based musician Harry Bongo is set to release his new single pod next week.
ENRG Music have had an exclusive first listen to pod ahead of its release on March 15th.
Following the release of his self-titled debut album in 2016, which Harry describes as ‘contemporary classical’, his next release is a big undertaking.
pod is made up of 4 parts that are produced in a continuous mix to form an impressive 15 minute long single.
The song was submitted as a whole for Harry’s composition portfolio at University last trimester, and Harry views it as evidence of his development as a composer since the start of his studies in 2016.
pod is a really exciting listen, with so many contrasting sections blended together seamlessly. There are subdued, careful moments and huge dance music style crescendos that would sit comfortably in a club environment. Harry’s hip-hop and electronic influences are clear throughout, especially through his heavy use of sampling, ranging from ABBA to S Club and even 1970s Tolkien film soundtracks.
pod is incredibly distinct in terms of style and sound, and Harry has certainly found his expertise and niche in this 15 minute rollercoaster composition.
pod will be available to buy on Bandcamp and iTunes, and to stream on Spotify next Friday. You can find Harry Bongo on Spotify here.
By Luka Kenyon