Halcyon Hymns 16/12/20
DBA (Downes Braide Association) return next year with their fifth album, 'Halcyon Hymns', which will be released on Friday 5th February, and the duo have recently launched the first track from the album, 'Love Among The Ruins', a delightful and uplifting love song, that is today's Track Of The Day. Keyboard wizard with Yes, Geoff Downes was a founder member of Asia and was one half of Buggles, with Trevor Horn on 'Video Killed The Radio Star', whilst British singer-songwriter-pianist-producer Chris Braide, who recently re-located back to the UK from the USA, has worked with the cream of artists, from Lana Del Rey, Paloma Faith and Marc Almond to Beyonce to name but a few. Indeed, 'Halcyon Hymns' also features contributions by Almond (ex-Soft Cell) and David Longdon (Big Big Train). It's their fifth DBA collaboration, and follows their previous critically-acclaimed studio albums 'Pictures of You' (2012), 'Suburban Ghosts' (2015) and 'Skyscraper Souls' (2017). The duo have also released 'Live In England' (2019), recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, in 2018.