Holly Childs and Gediminas Žygus are releasing album Gnarled Roots via Subtext Recordings on September 17, with preview track ‘Forking’ premiering on AQNB today. The record is a follow-up to the group’s Hydrangea release and is the next in a series of works on cinema, politics, and fiction.
Gnarled Roots explores contradiction in circumstances without preferable options, a theme explicitly developed on the duo’s latest single ‘Forking’. Arpeggiated piano and harp crest over sweeping atmospheres while the voice of “Belief”, played by Elif Satanaya Özbay, describes an upcoming fork in a road. “Do you choose option A or option B,” they say, echoing the hydrangea—a flower that blooms blue or pink, depending on the soil in which it grows—of the group’s 2020 album.**