To an onlooker, this would seem to come out from nowhere. To Doves & Ravens, this day has been a long time coming.
The groovepop trio will launch their album Wonder on 4 June 2016, 7pm, at Aliwal Arts Centre. Since appearing on NOISE Singapore’s radar in 2014, they have become known among friends and industry peers for their strong, anthemic pop that brings together catchy hooks with an eye for lyric that is as soulful in spirit as it is refreshing in candour. The debut album release is a distillation of the band’s journey from its formation in 2013 to the present.
Wonder posits itself as the brand of pop Doves & Ravens want to create. While themes of love and romance reflect strongly in the album’s nine songs, the writing is anything but approaching saccharine speciousness. Embedded in the pop structures, a measured grit colours the emotional landscape; the silver lining of maturity does not come lightly. Whether lying on the fringe of confusion in a dating relationship like in (the same-titled single) Wonder, or delving into profound pain like in Silhouettes, the message in the album is that the pain is only human – and so is the hope.
Doves & Ravens comprises Kenneth Qua, Edwin Wong, and Moses Jadon Wong. The trio all share songwriting credits for the songs on Wonder’s production was helmed by Edwin Wong. Wonder will be available on all major streaming platforms, with a physical version specially made available at the launch.
Come and celebrate the launch of Wonder with Doves & Ravens, with supporting act The Facade! Tickets available NOW via Peatix.
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