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Vallis Alps Announce New EP ‘Nothing More Than Human’

Vallis Alps have shared details of their upcoming third EP, entitled Nothing More Than Human. The EP serves as a companion piece of sorts to the duo’s debut studio album, 2023’s Cleave, being composed of songs that were created during the writing sessions for that album but ultimately were not recorded for it.

To coincide with the EP announcement, Vallis Alps have shared its lead single, ‘Pulling Me Back’. Vocalist Parissa Tosif has described the song as “one of my favourite songs we’ve written” in a press statement concerning the new track.”It’s really [a song] about knowing that change is coming, and being excited and scared about it, but it’s also just a fun song to dance to,” she said.

The other half of the duo, producer/instrumentalist David Ansari, notes that the song’s arrangement “was built around the relationship between that synth in the beginning and the claps that run throughout.” “They brought a buoyancy to the whole song that matched the feeling of the lyrics,” he said.

Vallis Alps – ‘Pulling Me Back’

“[It] set the tone for the production to feel nimble and ultra-light, as if it could float on the surface tension of water. It’s also the first song I’ve ever made with any kind of solo in it. I did it in one take as a joke, and we ended up keeping it in the song. We’ve never been that loose with production before, and it was really energising.”

Something More Than Human is set for independent release on Thursday, July 25th. It marks the project’s first EP in over seven years, following on from the Fable EP in March of 2017 – which featured the singles ‘Fading’ and ‘East’. The EP announcement also follows on from the band’s national Australian tour, which took place last month.

Further Reading

Love Letter to a Record: Parissa and David of Vallis Alps on Their Favourite Albums by Sudan Archives and Floating Points

Vallis Alps Share New Single, ‘Start Again’

Watch Vallis Alps’ Dreamy Cover Of The Shins For ‘Like A Version’

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