Depois de “Dive” e de “Bulletproof“, os The Soft Cavalry de Rachel Goswell dos Slowdive e do seu companheiro Steve Clarke, continuam a percorrer o caminho que os conduz devagarinho – ou não fosse Rachel uma imperatriz das canções flutuantes e languidas – até ao disco de estreia. O disco homónimo tem data marcada de lançamento para dia 05 de Julho pela Bella Union.

Mais uma canção cinzenta e de brilhos feéricos mas concretos nas suas atmosferas tanto rurais como desconfortávelmente urbanas. Sem os tecidos gaze dos Slowdive e sem os olhares colocados nos horizontes dos Mojave 3 mas algures num ponto estratégico entre os dois e pronto para um ataque delicado aos sentidos.

O terceiro single para The Soft Cavalry é este “Never Be Without You” e tem um ternurento vídeo de animação surrealista. Sobre o mesmo e a canção, Steve confessa que:

I can’t quite remember how the idea for this one started but as it developed I could sense it was going to turn into something of a love song. I don’t really like writing love songs. I’ll leave that to the masters and the true romantics. All relationships are different and I therefore certainly don’t feel qualified to make blanket statements on the subject.The lyric had to be honest. About the importance of relationships as well as the struggles and responsibilities that are often created by other things in your lives. Rachel’s son Jesse downloaded an app (as he often does) on my phone. A game called Limbo. It’s pretty dark and depicts a little character making his way through a forest, coming up against all kinds of traps and weird creatures. This kind of kick started the idea for the video that James Bates has so brilliantly executed. We didn’t want the creatures to be too scary – hint at the idea of them as something to be concerned about… but equally playful in design.James drew every one of these characters by hand before animating them. A true labour of love.