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Searchlight & Tolü Makay shine on soulful ‘Can We Go Back’

Dom Purcell and Cian McCann team up once again with Irish rising-star Tolü Makay for the 3rd Searchlight single on Goldie’s boutique Fallen Tree 1Hundred imprint.

Recent radio support for Searchlight has come from Mary Anne Hobbs, Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, Craig Charles and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music alongside Benji B, Sian Ellery and Goldie himself on BBC Radio 1.

Following on from the stunning ‘We Could Be More’ with Manchester’s [ K S R ] and their benchmark debut single on Fallen Tree ‘Breathe’, Searchlight once again connect and collaborate with Tolü Makay on the blissful ‘Can We Go Back’.

Searchlight’s future retro styling and neo-soul influences are crystal clear in the production while the spirit of Erykah Badu runs free through the song – Cian explains…

“This one tells a real story… Tolu’s narrative of a relationship turned sour, drifting over a silky two chord piano loop with delicate rimshot drums, Baduizm was a huge influence on us you can probably tell! Tolu’s vocal once again brings it to a whole other level of depth. She captures the pain of a love lost and harks back to better times, truly painting a story in her performance…”

The band’s first live shows and the album ‘Searchlight’ will land in the autumn of 2022 on Fallen Tree Searchlight & Tolü Makay ‘Can We Go Back 1Hundred.

Searchlight & Tolü Makay ‘Can We Go Back’ / 6th May

Artists and music curated by Goldie

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