Glasgow’s Cloud House reveal their new single, the shining and anthemic ‘Still Here’. The song is the first track to be lifted from their upcoming second EP, also titled ‘Still Here’, and due for release on November 1st. The seven track collection tackles themes of grief, hope, resilience, childhood struggles, longing, loss, and personal growth. The EP marks a development in style and an evolution for the band, whose last EP ‘Days Changed’ was released in 2021.
The single ‘Still Here’ offers a sonic taster of the EP - its powerful and anthemic indie rock showcasing the band’s rich soundscape and mastery of crafting irresistible melodies. Beneath the soaring musicality lies a poignant and vulnerable message. ‘Still Here’ navigates the complexities of grief and the overwhelming feeling of helplessness when supporting a grieving friend.
The song was written by Patrick (lead guitar), for Conor (lead vocals) after the death of his mother.
“I wrote the song during a time when Conor needed to be grieving on his own. It came from a place of feeling really helpless - wanting to be there for your best friend but knowing that there’s nothing you can really do or say that makes anything easier. It’s about finding hope during the darkest times.”
Cloud House is one of a rare breed of bands who possess the remarkable ability to capture the human experience with raw honesty and undeniable emotion. They formed in a hot tub in 2019, but it was a dream in the making for much longer for the five musicians, Conor, Patrick, Jack, Calum and Morgan. Their empowering, relatable songs are the result of an eclectic collection of tastes and personal experiences. The newest member of the band, Morgan (Saxophone, Keys, Guitar) joined officially in summer 2023 after initially performing as a live member.
The band have also been crowned as winners of the international Rootstock Festival and selected as "one to watch in 2022" by The Weekender. The band have supported significant acts such as Big Country, The Luka State and Cassia - closing the summer off with their upcoming ‘Don't Wanna Talk Tour’ around Scotland, culminating in a headline show in their hometown Glasgow at King Tut’s on September 29th.
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