Electric Rime, a band hailing from the heart of Kyiv, Ukraine, unveiled their debut single, “Tales,” a poignant musical narrative capturing the palpable sense of impending disaster amidst the tumultuous backdrop of their homeland. This haunting composition, born amidst the uncertainty and air raid alerts that have become all too familiar in Ukraine, serves as a chilling reminder of the fragility of peace.

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“Tales” is more than just a song; it’s a sonic testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Alina Fedorova, the band’s vocalist, reveals that the lyrics of “Tales” were finalized mere days before the eruption of full-scale war in Ukraine, lending an eerie prescience to the song’s message. With each note and lyric, Electric Rime paints a vivid picture of the collective anxieties and fears that gripped the nation in the days leading up to the conflict. Recorded at Primat Production in Kyiv, “Tales” is a masterful blend of instruments and vocals, expertly mixed and mastered by Kostya Puha to ensure that every chord resonates with emotional depth. The vocals, recorded at Rogue Recording Studios in London, carry a haunting quality, reflecting the band’s profound connection to their homeland and its struggles.

As the world grapples with the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, “Tales” stands as a stark reminder of the human cost of conflict. Through their music, Electric Rime invites listeners to bear witness to the stories of those caught in the crossfire, offering a glimpse into the collective consciousness of a nation on the brink. With “Tales,” Electric Rime cements their place not only in the indie music scene but also in the annals of history as voices of resilience and hope in the face of adversity.

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