The Antlers have gifted an orchestral re-imagination of their track “No Widows” from last years Top Star-earning Burst Apart. “Empty Castles (No Widows refracted)” was created by cellist Brent Arnold, who says of the track:
I knew I wanted to work with this track as soon as I heard it. The lyrics really haunted me. I recorded many of the cellos in a library in a castle in Burgundy no joke! I had in mind a kind of rolling, pulsing feeling, rising and falling. Everything I made is of course quite different than the original, except for the big harmonies in the chorus for that part, I tried to tease out each layer of vocals and play them exactly on the cello, which was tricky as theyre very intertwined. But I wanted to be more literal there, because theres something very special about the way those lines work together.