After releasing Circles in March, Philadelphia-based Noir & B artist Sophie Coran returns with a stripped back version of the same tune. Featuring violinist and longtime collaborator, Shelby Yamin, Circles (Live) was recorded and mixed by Michael Cumming.
What a great version. It’s calm and quiet. Coran is musically skilled, she sings with ease. Her vocals are accompanied by unique lyricism. Some call it magic. I definitely agree with that.
Coran says about Circles (Live): I knew that I wanted to work on a stripped back arrangement of this song with my dear friend Shelby, especially since it originated on the piano. Circles is a tragic love song, and having a version of it for solo violin and keys emphasizes the idea of longing, making it even more intimate. I had arranged the strings for the studio version and then Shelby developed her part for this, making it really special. We filmed the video with Will at Treacle Mine Recording in Philadelphia, where I do most of my recording and rehearsing with my band. It was really fun to have this all come together the way it did, as a glance into my life with my musical and creative collaborators.”
This song has soul. Instantly on repeat for me. Coran reaches a new level of creativity. Check out Circles (Live) below.