Wilma Archer shares new track, ‘Cures and Wounds’
3rd April 2018
Following a worldwide premiere with Gilles Peterson on his 6 Music show, Wilma Archer has shared new track ‘Cures and Wounds’. Inspired by Archers’ time in Northumberland and the small fishing villages he grew up in, the track is the latest offering from his recently released 2 track 12”– the first new music from Archer in 2018 – which is out now.
As Archer notes:
"The song is about the life of fishermen in Northumberland. The percussive metallic bowl sound, is a bowl where I used to keep my bananas - but it was chosen because it reminded me of the metallic fastenings to the masts of the boats, bobbing in the harbour. ‘Cures and Wounds’ lyric describes a fisherman's resolve and ability to make a quick fix of a bigger problem"
The release follows last year's single ‘Like A Hunger ft. Amber Mark’ and Archer's 2015 album, Company, under his previous moniker, Slime. After composing and writing for the likes of Jessie Ware, Selah Sue and Jeramiah Jae, the release sees Archer shift focus back to his own work. Easily the most daring, original and virtuoso music Archer has produced to date, ‘Scarecrow’ and ‘Cures and Wounds’ takes Archer’s prodigious musicality to a whole new level, moving from the languid, elusive soul of his earlier works towards a more dynamic, robust form of modern instrumental experimentation.
Both ‘Scarecrow’ and ‘Cures and Wounds’ were composed, arranged and produced by Wilma Archer.
Cures and Wounds