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LISTEN: New Mary Epworth
Patrick Clarke , July 20th, 2017 16:32

Mary Epworth has shared the latest taste of her upcoming new album. Listen to 'Surprise Yourself' below. Homepage photo by Dean Chalkley

Mary Epworth has shared another taste of her brilliant new record Elytral, with new single 'Surpise Yourself' streaming now.

You can listen to the track above, a more incisive turn than the blissful, spacious atmospherics of lead single 'Me, Swimming', replete with pumps of rhythmic synth.

Elytral will be released on 1 September via Sunday Best, while Epworth has also announced a headline show at London's Oslo on 18 October.

"The making of Elytral started with what was probably writer’s block," Epworth says. "I felt stymied by my own expectations that what I had to write had to be important, life changing, or the greatest thing anyone would ever hear. I was stuck and felt powerless to create any new songs.

"Eventually I started to tinker with the bits of music that had been popping into my head, just treating it as play. I became out of my depth creatively, playing instruments I don’t usually play, relying less on other people to flesh things out and tell me that they made sense. I felt totally free as to where the song went. So this is a song about that process of freeing yourself from your own self-imposed limitations."