The Cure’s keyboard player Roger O'Donnell has shared a glimpse of an exciting new project featuring the talented songwriter Jennifer Pague. Pague’s best known for fronting the LA band Vita and The Woolf.
The clip of the tune, which was shared on social media this week, maybe short but it’s utterly beautiful to hear. Underpining Pague’s evocative vocal is O'Donnell’s mesmeric piano, and some imaginative, playful cello work.
(Play the clip here)
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The teaser is of a track titled 'On An Old Train' and comes as O’Donnell prepares to release the collaborative album titled Two Ravens. It’s all very early days so there's no other audio bar this clip below, and few contextual details are out. Of what is out, O'Donnell was fairly forthcoming when he wrote on social media last year:
“Im very happy to announce now my new solo project Two Ravens featuring Jennifer Pague from Vita and the Woolf singing on four of the eight pieces. Side one has five songs composed for two cellos and piano and side two three songs written for string quartet and piano. I was introduced to Jen by my publisher and executive producer on this project Daryl Bamonte.”
Gigwise first became aware of O'Donnell's recording sessions with Pague on a trip to Portuguese showcase festival Westway Lab in 2018. Pague was doing an artist residency there and after her residency the singer headed to the studio in London with O'Donnell. So it’s been a long time coming for us to hear the fruits of those sessions emerge, but worth the wait we suspect.