For those of you unfamiliar with Philip Selway, he is the drummer of Oxford band Radiohead and ‘Coming Up For Air’ is the first single taken from his second LP titled Weatherhouse, which was released October 7th via Bella Union.
Selway’s first album Familial bypassed me all together, it was only that I was going through Spotify’s most recent ‘New Music Monday UK’ playlist that I came across his latest track. ‘Coming Up For Air’ is a haunting song dragged along by pulsing synth stabs, reverb soaked rimshots and Selway’s gentle vocal. A breezy, cascading guitar line enters during the chorus as PS sings “These are the days / This is the place I belong / Lost in a another world / I believe our time will come”.
‘Coming Up For Air’ isn’t a far cry from something you would find on a Radiohead album, I think that’s why I like it so much. Have a listen.
..and here’s the video