The Price of Doubt

by Fugitive Orchestra

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The new single, The Price of Doubt is an 80s-inspired Indie-Pop track which explores themes of self-doubt (as well as the importance of overcoming it), modernity and the role of self belief amid an increasingly confusing world. The song was born on a late train from London to Portsmouth after thinking about the constancy of the River Thames as the perfect vehicle for the song’s message. It was recorded and produced in a friend's bedroom studio (that friend being the enviably talented golden-eared wunderkind, Daryl Nash) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Inspired by guitar-driven Alt-Pop & New Wave of the 80s, there are riffs reminiscent of the jangly guitars of The Cure or Echo & The Bunnymen, as well as nods to contemporary bands such as The 1975 and Bleachers - The Price of Doubt is optimistic and energetic Avant-Pop for a jaded generation.

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Quintessential English sounds awake a reverential English town
Put down your bags, put on your shoes,
We’re going underground.
To where the river flows and where the heartbeat gets a little bit louder.

'Cause I am calling from a pay-phone, asking ‘what do you believe?’
Is that the way the compass points or is it the way it’s been perceived?
Save up your pennies, though talk is cheap
And your credit card keeps whispering: ‘Ask and you shall receive’.

You should be afraid of the price of doubt,
The river’s running through but it’s not running out.
Sometimes you might feel like you’re stuck in a cage
Don’t wait for the dust to settle, don’t wait for the tide to change.

We do pirouettes with promises and lie about our weaknesses
The traffic flows, the feeling grows, but what’s lost has now been found
And as you awake to find a city made of glass
A universe indifferent to your culture or your class
Step away, step away and put away that mask.

'Cause I am calling from a pay-phone, asking ‘what do you believe?’
Is that the way the compass points or is it the way it’s been perceived?
Save up your pennies, though talk is cheap
And your credit card keeps whispering: ‘Ask and you shall receive’.

'Cause you should be afraid of the price of doubt,
The river’s running through but it’s not running out.
Sometimes you might feel like you’re stuck in a cage
Don’t wait for the dust to settle, don’t wait for the tide to change.

credits

released October 11, 2019
Written by James John Tattington
Guitar, Bass & Vocals: James Tattington
Synths, Electric Piano & Drums: Daryl Nash

Produced by Daryl Nash
Mastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios.

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Fugitive Orchestra Portsmouth, UK

Singer-Songwriter James Tattington began performing as Fugitive Orchestra after reading a passage in a J. G. Ballard novel.

Fusing together Beatboxing, Live-Looping and Guitar, Fugitive Orchestra makes music best described as Alternative Jazz-infused, Bluesy Hip-Pop; drawing inspiration from the likes of Andrew Bird, LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Kate Bush and the Blue Nile.
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