Solemnity rings through the breathtakingly wordless introduction to “The Call”, the new a cappella single taken from Moira Smiley and VOCO’s upcoming album In Our Voices. Composed by Gregory Fletcher, “The Call” comes with a video poignant in its simplicity as moving images of the digital are interspersed with those of the natural and the human. A dancer’s body bridges the gap with cybernetic adornments and robotic movements. Fletcher’s voice intertwines with fellow VOCO singer Jake Asaro’s in intimate harmonies over the starry breaths and backing vocables of Moira Smiley, Dawn Pemberton, and Karla Mundy.
“This song is a plea to stay strong in our shared humanity,” says Fletcher, “against the screaming voices of division – a plea for oneness as the United States exercises its essential identity as a democracy on 3 November.”