Credit: Bryan Sheffield
Cider Sky is having the best year of their lives. The ethereal indie/pop duo formed by Canadian singer Simon Wilcox and London-born songwriter Shridhar Solanki are not only selling out shows left and right, but their song "Northern Lights" was chosen to appear on the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soundtrack. Oh, and did we mention that "Northern Sky" was the very first song the band ever recorded? Right, forgot to mention they're superhuman, too.
In the whimsical "Northern Lights," Cider Sky sings of an impossible love turned real: "Every time I close my eyes I can touch the colors around me/Suddenly I realize everything I thought was impossible is here/And my heart sings in a world so incredible/And everything burns much brighter." If you don't speak "Twi-hard" that's code for: "holy crap, functional human-vampire relationships actually do exist."
But there's more to this band than just their "Twilight" fame. The duo has recently released their debut EP, King, a six-song collection that features a perfect blend of twinkling pop songs with roots in soulful folk. Songs like "Glowing In The Dark" ooze with quirky charm yet remain lyrically and melodically poignant.
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