Today, Halifax-based indie-rock project POSTDATA shares the official video for “Twin Flames”. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the video. Paul Murphy, the man behind the project, returns from 2018’s Let’s Be Wilderness LP with the lead single off his upcoming LP Twin Flames, out March 5th on Paper Bag Records. The “Twin Flames” video was directed and animated by Christopher Mills. On “Twin Flames”, Murphy says: This was initially an instrumental track. I think that’s all I was going for at first. Ali suggested slowing it down and maybe trying to do some spoken word over top.. I worked on it that night and made some headway. I took a couple days to really work out the melody and structure of the lyric/song within it. Matt has a bit of a jazz background so we felt something free form on the drums would be cool.. his performance is the glue of the track for me.. really brings it all together.. Lyrically its about weathering storms. It’s a love song but also felt really poignant personally during full pandemic lockdown this idea of weathering storms. Enduring them. Inhabiting them. Becoming them.
Twin Flames is Paul Murphy’s most intimate and timeless record yet. It’s a bright, compassionate text of major-key romanticism, which Murphy describes as “inward-looking and focused on creating and surrounding itself in hope and warmth.”
The record’s words and arrangements span an almost genre-less spectrum: romantic fire-side shuffles, riotous, acid-tongued self-deprecation-rock, keys-led post-pop ballads, humming pop-rock vigor, and patient, spoken-word tenderness curl around each other from track to track.
From unbridled romance and warm summer love, to wit and bitter cynicism, to rain and fire, to death and what comes after: Murphy interprets, transposes and cradles these themes & inevitabilities of life in the Atlantic before bashing them upon the rocks like those on the cover of this album.
Twin Flames is coloured equally by joy and yearning: one is hardly over before the other begins, like flames that perpetually meet, split, and meet again; always connected.