The band Lapwings from Berlin derives their name from the folkloric bird of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Different than the bird and its piercing trill, Lapwings forms a misty ambience with its unique organic sound, its light, smooth melodies, dynamic folk rhythms juxtaposed by melancholic lyrics. Its music is marked by elegance, repose and excitement bristling with warmth.
Our organic sound is hard to put in a box or specific music genre: it is a band made up of 5 nationalities, melting pot of influences, by turns wistful and then jauntily upbeat, all bedded in rich strings, with a pinch of various pop rock and singer-songwriter influences (Arcade Fire, The Lumineers, Coldplay’s early years, Neil Young, Passenger… and more).
Video directed by Axel Lerner (Vice Media) suits the song progressive mood perfectly, building up the orchestral tension until an ethereal and powerful dreamy ending. Click the image to the left to view Video
Lapwings’ unique organic sound is hard to put in a box or specific music genre, just like his frontman Jeal, Belgian scientist who cut his ties with the corporate world in Belgium to give flight to his musical ambitions in Berlin. Add to that the international dimension of the band (Natasha – Cello – USA; Klari – Drums – Germany; Marco – Bass – Italy) and you have a melting pot of influences, by turns wistful and then jauntily upbeat, all bedded in rich strings, with a pinch of various pop rock and singer songwriter influences (Arcade Fire, The Lumineers, Coldplay’s early years, Neil Young, Passenger…).
Lapwings’ first single “Love Blinkers” received enthusiastic feedback for their fresh and organic sound and was played by several German and Belgian radios (Classic 21, Radio Ostfriesland, Radio Q, Radio Rüsselsheim, Detektor FM, EchoFM, Radio Feierwerk).
2018 is going to be a busy year for Lapwings: the band is preparing their summer gigs, an Fall tour in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium and being currently in studio to record a new set of live songs and music videos. Side note: Jeal and Natasha have been very active to help the Berlin musician community and created Music Suit Up, currently the biggest Meetup group in Berlin for artists to connect and learn tips from music industry professionals.
Music by Lapwings, Lyrics by Paul Jennings, Produced by Enda Gallery, Recorded at Thommy Hein Studio by Thommy Hein and Paul Kuchenbuch. Mixed by Paul Kuchenbuch, Mastered by Thommy Hein.
Listen to Lapwings – Masquerade – Single