Dutch Uncles Share “In Salvia” Featuring Anna Prior
English Indie Pop band Dutch Uncles release a new single from their upcoming sixth album, True Entertainment. “In Salvia” is the final preview of the new record, which is to come out on March 10 via Memphis Industries. The song also features Metronomy’s Anna Prior.
Duncan Wallis, Dutch Uncles’ vocalist said “In Salvia” is “A reference to the flower of the same name’s symbolism of wisdom, longevity, good health and innocence, is a rather stark narrative detailing when the qualities listed above have nothing to contribute to the realities in front of you. Partly inspired by a not insignificant number of years propping up bars and asking the wrong questions, it’s only seeming redemption being an acknowledgement of what the end actually looks like.”
Speaking of her experience working with Dutch Uncles, Prior reveals: “I love Dutch Uncles. I’ve been tooting their horn to anyone who will listen. Naturally, I responded with a resounding ‘I DO’ when they asked me (on Valentines day 2022) if I would consider lending my voice to some of their new music.”
Continuing she adds, “Fast forward a few months whilst on tour with Metronomy and holed up in a hotel room in a part of Europe I was newly visiting, I set up a make-shift vocal booth (with equipment borrowed from my band mate Gbenga) and started adding my own touch to what has turned out to be one of my most adored Dutch Uncles LPs yet. ‘In Salvia,’ is one of my favorites on the new record—a perfect slice of melancholy pie.”
Recently the members described True Entertainment as “a soundtrack for the pursuit of anonymity within ever-changing societal norms, and the trappings that come with it. Those trappings are presented in a series of life-changing scenarios and epiphanies that include: abandoning one’s identity and accepting one’s generation as a useless vessel; to suffering for betterment and dealing with challenges from other generations.”
Dutch Uncles had last shared the album’s title track, “True Entertainment,” “Poppin’” and “Tropigala (2 to 5).”
Listen to “In Salvia” below: