FourPlay String Quartet

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New single – Bound – and tour

FourPlay return with a rocking new single and a stack of national tour dates to celebrate. Featuring original track ‘Bound’, the digital-only single also includes three archival remixes of FourPlay songs.
BUT FIRST, the video!

It’s directed by Emilie Morgane B. See full credits at the YouTube page. It also seems to feature some weird rock band?

So: ‘Bound’ is classic FourPlay, a cut that’s got it all: a big dirty riff that pushes and pulls, urgent and soaring vocals, a deeply melodic chorus, and a crazed viola solo to push everything over the edge.

‘Bound’ began as a riff inspired by Jack White and Beyoncé, written out of a jam while the band was a guest of the Bundanon Trust’s Artist-In-Residency program in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Vocals were later added by Lara Goodridge with lyrics about staring life’s challenges down while taking responsibility for who we are, and who we love. ‘Bound’ reminds us that our decisions have repercussions, and that ultimately we’re all bound together. It’s big and bold and sure to be a live favourite on this upcoming tour!

(Album artwork by Kerri Ambler)

Don’t miss FourPlay as they showcase ‘Bound’ along with tracks from their entire career at a venue near you. Every concert ticket includes a free download of ‘Bound’.

Sat 2nd – CAMELOT LOUNGE, Sydney NSW – Tickets
Sun 3rd – TRINITY SESSIONS, Adelaide, SA – Tickets
Tues 5th – STREET THEATRE, Canberra, ACT – Tickets
Wed 6th – MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, Melbourne, VIC (On sale May 2) – Tickets
Fri 8th – BAROQUE BAR, Katoomba, NSW – Tickets
Sat 9th – MONA, Hobart, TAS – Tickets

Produced by Justin Tresidder (Macy Gray, Wolfmother) and FourPlay at Sony Music Studios, Sydney and mixed at Hydrofunk HQ, Mullumbimby, Bound has an immediately distinctive FourPlay feel while simultaneously charting exhilarating new territory.

As a bonus for fans of FourPlay’s electronic side, the single includes three archival remixes from the band’s Now To The Future album, unreleased to this day: ‘Evolve or Decay (Monk Fly remix)’ by Chris Hancock (from 2011), ‘The Hunter (The Quickening – Comatone remix)’ by Greg Seiler (from 2008), and ‘Trust (one wrong 2-step remix)’ by raven (from 2005, revisited in 2014), the solo project from FourPlay’s own cellist Peter Hollo.