Recently relocated from London to Glasgow, Robert Sotelo has suggested his new home city and its, “collaborative musical world”, were major influences on his recent third album, Infinite Sprawling. Released through the Upset The Rhythm imprint, Infinite Sprawling was produced with the impressive pairing of Ruari Maclean from the wonderful Vital Idles and Edwin Stevens, aka Irma Vep. The track started life in Robert’s, “sketchbook of Skeletal songs”, before the trio worked together to bring them to life as slice of wonky pop-perfection. Today we’re premiering the accompanying video to one of Infinite Sprawling’s highlights, Run.
While we’re very used to to the word Run being loaded with hidden meaning, in a similar vein to the recent Richard Dawson masterpiece, Jogging, Run is about, well, running. As Robert explains, “I feel Run is an underdog track that documents the psychogeographical aftermath of having a broken ankle and the not being able to run anymore, being forced to alter your pace of life”. Perhaps fittingly that change of pace is also present in the track itself, with the percussion taking on a delightful lurch, at times wistful and drifting, before settling into a steady groove, fit for pounding the pavements with pure abandon.
The video, featuring Robert’s fiancé and The Wharves bassist, Gemma Fleet, was filmed on Corfu, in a town that, in Robert’s eyes at least, is most famous for Paul McCartney visiting in 1969. The track arrives just in time for Robert’s upcoming tour dates, so if you don’t believe us how good Infinite Sprawling is, you’ve got plenty of time to find out for yourself.
Infinite Sprawling is out now via Upset The Rhythm. Click HERE for more information on Robert Sotelo.
14/11 – Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar
15/11 – London, UK @ New River Studios w/ Barry & Life Drawings
16/11 – Oxford, UK @ Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre w/ Garden Centre
17/11 – Bristol, UK @ The Lanes