DBA Enjoy Warm Winter Sun

Downes Braide Association (DBA) have released a Lyric Video for Warm Summer Sun taken from their album Halcyon Hymns – out now on CD/DVD and 2LP White Vinyl album released on 26th March.

Watch the video for Warm Summer Sun here: https://youtu.be/Mww4HRvfPmw

Christopher Braide says about the track: “The beautiful piano part that Geoff came up is full of yearning and that inspired me to write a melody and lyric which were both melancholy and dream like. When I was writing the words, I pictured a similar room and burning log fire as is depicted in the ABBA song ‘Like An Angel Passing Though My Room’. A song I’ve always loved. Marc Almond heard the rough of Warm Summer Sun and loved it so much he called me and suggested we sing it together as a duet. His voice was the icing on the cake and added another layer of pathos.”

Geoff Downes adds: “When I sent the original idea of ‘Warm Summer Sun’ to Chris, I was wondering if it was enough for him to get a handle on turning it into an actual song. Really, it was just what I considered to be a pretty nice chord sequence, above which I suggested the simplest, albeit poignant melodies in a very slow meter. What I was not expecting was how, rather than adding other sections, Chris managed to turn it around using one of his cunning devices. This was achieved by alternately changing the keys between a verse and a chorus with slight variations, thus keeping the flow of the song but also retaining the interest. The result is a sombre, sedate feel – largo in musical terms, but at the same time joyously uplifting. Having Marc contributing and syncing in with Chris’s harmonies so beautifully is really the icing on the cake. To me, it exemplifies how as songwriters we can sometimes show, that less is more.”

Watch the video for Warm Summer Sun here: https://youtu.be/Mww4HRvfPmw

Downes Braide Association CD/DVD Halcyon Hymns Out Now

Pre-order the 2LP White Vinyl out 26th March:  https://downesbraide.co.uk/

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