“Something to Behold” is taken from Gloria de Oliveira and Dean Hurley‘s collaborative album Oceans of Time, out September 16 via Sacred Bones Records.
After the dreamy “All Flowers In Time”, inspired by an unfinished Jeff Buckley and Elizabeth Fraser demo, Gloria de Oliveira and Dean Hurley unveil “Something to Behold”, another haunting taster from their upcoming collaborative album Oceans of Time. It is actually pretty hard to describe their music, as it floats somewhere between 4AD dream pop classics, new age or even hazy and detached R&B à la Tirzah. Based on bewitching loops, “Something to Behold” is a sort of meditative mantra to repeat to yourself, to sweep away existential fears.
“‘Something to Behold’ bloomed out of a feeling of anxiety that had been creeping up on me more and more; living far from my family, watching loved ones getting older or in harm’s way,” explained Oliveira. “I fear losing them to time; not fearing my own mortality, but being left alone on this planet. To me, this is one of the most difficult cognitive challenges we earthly creatures have to grapple with – all we can do is try to merely soothe the sinking feeling by basking in the love we hold for others, and accepting our fate.”