Premiere: Inner Tongue shares new live version of ‘2 Seconds’

Following the release of his debut album, Inner Tongue has shared a stunning new version of ‘2 Seconds.’

The album has a pretty remarkable story behind it – in 2013 Inner Tongue was diagnosed with a rare vocal-cord disorder so severe that only a handful of specialists throughout the entire world were capable of treating it. The resulting surgery left him, for a time, unable to talk. The months that followed his operation were emotionally and physically shattering, but he eventually began composing again. Speaking of his journey back into composing, he says: “I decided to modify my musical focus temporarily by writing songs which could produce a melodic tension without vocals, but which featured the traits of forward-looking pop music. It was as if someone had pressed a reset button on the musical identity I had of myself.”

‘2 Seconds,’ particularly in this incredibly bare, live format, is evidence of just how the journey shaped him, despite how traumatic it must have been, for the better. It’s dreamy and ethereal – the mark of someone who’s had to think outside the box, but has worked wonders in doing so.


Inner Tongue’s debut album, Favours, is out now

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie