[Cover photo by Mike Lewis]
London-based, Dorset-born artist Will Dorey, aka Skinshape, has revealed new single “Theme For Lazarus” via Lewis Recordings. The single also comes alongside a collage-like music video directed by Kendra Morris. The song suggests the idea of a protagonist in a film.
You often get themes for characters in film soundtracks, perhaps this is our protagonist. For the music, I wanted to create something that had elements of classic ‘Skinshape,’ but also to add some new ideas that I hadn’t used before such as the pizzicato strings.
Will Dorey explores “understated sounds and theatrical textures” in his work. He creates on vintage analogue equipment. As a member of Indie band Palace, he has played everywhere from Glastonbury and BBC Maida Vale to headlining Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Conversely, as a solo artist, Skinshape has never played live, preferring to record, releasing an album a year, including two in 2020’s lockdown.