The Edge Sessions are back, this time featuring Paul Thorne from Plastic Dinosaurs, playing his song ‘Ruins’. The Edge Sessions team filmed Paul Thorne in the somewhat surprisingly serene setting of Southampton Common.
Paul began writing music from an early age, first picking up a guitar in primary school. He really found his passion for guitar when he reached the age of 15, when he began experimenting with different musical genres. It wasn’t until he joined Southampton University that he formed his band Plastic Dinosaurs, which consists of Paul Thorne and Adam Wells. He explains, ‘we’ve been playing music together in various forms since our early teens. Our debut E.P. ‘Tracks’ blends the sound of an acoustic singer-songwriter with synthesisers and electronic beats. We think it’s best described as acoustic synth-pop’.
The song ‘Ruins’ was inspired by Paul’s travels around South America, exploring all the ancient ruins and architecture. He manages to combine and offset his soft falsetto vocals with his ‘roaring’ lower register, which perfectly compliments the reflective nature of the song.
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Photos courtesy of Declan Wynne.