Ahead of its release into the digital wild this Friday, Sun 13 are excited to present the exclusive video premiere of The Moon, lead single and centrepiece of The Shipbuilders’ forthcoming debut LP Spring Tide.
Since releasing their first EP, Something in the Water in 2016, The Shipbuilders have expanded their sound and scope of influences to create their own unique world where sparkling pop wonders are nestled between Spanish Civil War laments, gypsy arias, and chaotic, shambolic odes to drinking, death and everything in between.
Released digitally on Mai 68 Records on 25th February 2022 and produced by Danny Whitewood (BC Camplight, Ladytron), The Moon is an urgent, passionate song with a flamenco tinged vibe that soars as it builds into a chaotic crescendo. The song is a staple of the band’s live shows and has been cemented as a firm call and response fan favourite echoing through the Shipwrecked club nights.
Speaking of the track, singer Matty Loughlin-Day explains: “I’ve long been fascinated and drawn towards the concept of ‘Cante Jondo’, the folk music of Andalusia that literally translates to ‘deep song’. Moon’ came from a contemplation of all of this. It’s a song written from the perspective of a soldier in the Spanish Civil War who, while standing underneath a haloed moon, can hear “the wailing of this life and the next collide” while lamenting his love’s death and pondering if the same fate will fall on him…“
With The Moon appearing and Spring Tide starting to rise, and with a UK wide tour in the works, The Shipbuilders are diving headfirst into the new season and making mighty waves. You can find The Moon on all your digital platforms from this Friday.
Until then, check out the lament to the international brigades exclusively below.
Come on in, the water’s lovely.
Pre-order The Moon here