Brooklyn five piece Snowmine are making big sounds seem intimate on “Columbus” the track from their Dialects album, out in February. The opening passage sounds lifted from a forgotten film orchestration, but the multi-tracked choir, strings, woodwinds, and synths were all laid down at a New York church.
“”Columbus,” as the rest of Dialects, was mostly recorded in a church in Uptown Manhattan,” Sanders explained. “We didn’t use any sampled instruments. Instead we brought in our brilliant friends to contribute chorus vocals and an assortment of orchestrals to the album,” vocalist Grayson Sanders explained.
There’s a community behind such personal lyrics as “We spent our nights hoping for nice things. We should have known we don’t need nice things.”
“The song is about the pitfall of hungering for a bigger, or more successful life when all you really needed was the one you left back home where it all started.”
Pre-order the album here and get a download of the single and previous track “Silver Sieve.”