‘Papillon’, the new single from award-winning Scottish violinist, vocalist and composer/orchestrator Seonaid Aitken, is released Friday 2nd October 2020. Described as a joyful, vivacious antidote to the onset of Autumn and with an evocative, cinematic orchestration, the original composition, written for solo violin and the Scottish Session Orchestra, is the first lead track from her recently released debut solo jazz album ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?’. The instrumental was inspired, the musician says, “by the emotions – butterflies’ – felt at the start of a new relationship”… hence the French-inspired title ‘Papillon’.
Seonaid has collaborated with emerging Dutch artist, and fellow Gypsy Jazz musician, Irene Ypenburg on an animated video for ‘Papillon’. The release ties in with Bandcamp’s Music Friday promotion, supporting the many independent music artists currently unable to perform during COVID-19 restrictions on live music. For aspiring players, the sheet music for ‘Papillon’ is available via an exclusive download from Seonaid’s Bandcamp page.
Nick Prentice – Media Room