Refugees is the exquisite first single from the unique and multi-talented artist Meilyr Jones.
Meilyr’s solo career was born from an impromptu but transformative trip to Rome after the end of both his band Race Horses, and his relationship. When Meilyr returned to London he began recording solo, exploring new ways of working. Incredibly, he managed to assemble a 30-strong orchestra “out of friends, and friends of friends of friends. In the same way that if you were to start a pop band.” The idea was to do it like a Frank Sinatra session with everyone in the same room and record it all live, so for a single day they all gathered at a recording studio in South London, with the producer Iwan Morgan and the engineer Jimmy Robertson.
The limited edition 12" vinyl features a screen printed sleeve and two tracks not available digitally, Birds and Blackbirds (a field recording).