Bassist unveils debut solo single, “Terra,” alongside its intergalactic music video.

With Bombay Bicycle Club on hiatus for the foreseeable future, each of its four members are free to explore new creative efforts. While guitarist Jamie MacColl has returned to university, and Suren de Saram is working as a session musician, bassist Ed Nash has unveiled his very own solo project: Toothless.

The “opening statement” from the lovable dragon outfit comes in the form of ‘Terra’, which Nash recorded alongside Chris Coady (Beach House, TV on the Radio) and BBC frontman Jack Steadman. Reportedly written about the “death of the Sun”, the single is a slow, swirling slice of pop music plucked from Alpha Centauri, with Nash whispering to the Heavens over crashing drums and churning organs.

In a press release, Nash said that he chose to release the song first based on its potential as a music video. Helmed by Joseph and Kit Monteith, the resulting mini-movie is an homage to films like Melancholia and Tree of Life, but “on 1/1000th of the budget”. Grab some popcorn and watch it below.

‘Terra’ will be released digitally and as a 7-inch on May 13th via Transgressive/ParadYse Records. Pre-orders are available here.

In an interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1 earlier this year, Nash said he plans to record more songs with Coady, leading up to an album sometime in late 2016. He also wants to recruit a full band and tour at some point.

By Chris Coplan

Over the last seven years, Chris has held a number of titles in music journalism, including news writer, reviewer, and columnist. He lives in Chicago, a mere stone's throw from Lake Michigan, and owns a dog he didn't want to name Blade.