Rising London cinematic-electronic trio, Komraus, are pleased to announce details of their debut album, Untie The Ropes, due out next year, and will pre-empt its release with a stunning visual clip for the current single, ‘Untie The Ropes’, showcasing the band’s socially conscious ideology and emotional fragility.
The band say: “’Untie The Ropes’ is a song about personal growth, freedom and self-respect. With this song we wanted to remind us all that we are free to choose what we want to be and who we want to love. That's the reason why we wrote this song for all the brave ones that are living terrible situations as refugees in many more countries than the ones we could think of: the LGBT refugees”.
The empowering music video, directed by Pedro Caxade, who has worked on their previous videos and for Channel 4, Sky TV and a film with Aidan Gillen, premiered at the band’s sold out show at The Victoria in London to raise funds for LGBT Refugees through CEAR (Spanish Commission Helping refugees).
Komraus the brainchild of songwriters / composers Sara Rioja (vocals) and Martin Komraus, includes Giuseppe Grondona (Drums) and Miguel Ramires (Keys and synths), mixing trip-hop beats with cinematic universes and emotive vocals.
The band detail the album: “This album represents a breaking free of our own boundaries; a dare to do, a dare to say and a dare to love album. It is inspired in the different scenes and situations we all live throughout our life performing all the roles our life is about, like if it was a theatre play. Each song talks about different optics of human relationships as well as personal growth and some social and political matters. One song is written from the perspective of a free person, with no ties or social limits; another one is from the one who is dependant to someone who loves; another one from the one who is addicted to the modern life and lives like a machine, another one from a mother who sees his child grow and wishes him/her to be free and fly. They are all part of an imaginary and personal world that we all live: always real, always true. We recorded all songs in one take, so we could transmit to the listener a bit of what we give when we perform live”.
2/2/2019 Left Bank Magazine show @ The Glove that Fits, London, UK
23/2/19 The Underbelly, London, UK
7/3/19 78 Sacksville St, Manchester, UK
23/3/19 Opium Club, Edinburgh, UK