Posts Tagged ‘where the ships go to die’

‘Louder Than War’ magazine – Single Review

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Massive thanks to Joe Whyte and the team over at ‘Louder Than War’ for the single review for ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’:


“…Stunning new single from award-winning Scots singer. Joe Whyte gets the lowdown….”


…From Aberdeen, Colin Clyne’s debut album “The Never Ending Pageant” was given a raft of favourable reviews and airplay by the esteemed Bob Harris on BBC6 Music among many others. This new single is a slight change in direction from the folky-rootsy-trad elements of that debut album and sounds to these ears like the American Gothic of Tom Waits, the dark poetry of Nick Cave, the everyman blue collar rock of Steve Earle and oddly enough, one-time next-big-thing Glaswegian rockers Gun…”

Lyrics – “Where The Ships Go To Die”

Monday, August 31st, 2020

By Colin Clyne Copyright 2020

Flown further than the wind carries leaves

Sinking lower than the roots of old trees

Sun beats so hard that it reddens black skin

Yet we bask in its heat and we try to begin

To rekindle the warmth but the candle is dead

Dead like the cold side of a widow’s bed


Where once there were ports

Well I can’t berth in those lies

Like lightning strikes

From the murderous skies

Where once there were ports

I can’t berth in those lies

We’ll beach this lost love

Where the ships go to die


Hearts and minds swirling out of control

Not enough fingers for too many holes

Taking on water faster than prayers

Bailing the sadness with a cup of despair

Shelter once known, so far out of reach

Dead and abandoned she lays on a beach


Where once there were ports

Well I can’t berth in those lies

Like lightning strikes

From the murderous skies

Where once there were ports

Well I can’t berth in those lies

We’ll beach this lost love

Where the ships go to die


Times a picture that we paint in our minds

Sinking ships, nobody gets out alive

NEW SINGLE ‘Where the Ships Go To Die’ AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE NOW!

Monday, August 31st, 2020

I can finally announce the release of my brand-new single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ available on Worldwide distribution through Royale Music in conjunction with inGrooves (Universal distribution).

I want to say a massive thank you and give credit to all the wonderfully talented and professional people involved in this project:


Alan Sanderson- production, engineering, mixing and mastering.
Steve Curtis – recording and engineering all my vocals, guitars and ships bell (yeah, really) on the Scottish sessions.
Gregg Montante – Acoustic & electric guitars and assisting with music direction for all the USA based players.
Raef Aaron Khalsa – All the programming of drums, choirs, percussion and various other effects.
James East – Bass guitar
Bobby Cressey – Piano, Hammond organ and keys.
Josh Thompson – Drums
Erdis Maxhelaku – Cello
Marta Z– Viola, Violin

Thanks to Stephen Morgan at Royale music for helping get the song where it needs to go.
A massive thanks to Sherrene for sticking with me and believing in me more in the last 6 years than anyone, including myself at times. Without you this wouldn’t have happened, so thank you..

BIG shout out to all my family, friends and fans for continued support!

Now, everyone……..PLEASE go download, stream, buy, listen, share this damn song …..it’s been 6 bloody years…..I need a break already!!

Love and peace
Colin xxx

SPOTIFY – https://open.spotify.com/track/1SUA0mOTQXqRAV22IzIMSU?si=nNbsgSnqQCKrGss6C-C0zQ

Cover Art for New SINGLE…

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

…i thought I’d share with you the story behind the cover art for upcoming single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’.

I found this wonderful photograph attributed with an online article (the economist) on ship dismantling in Bangladesh. The picture was everything I had been looking for in terms of the mood of the song. We tracked down and contacted Bangladeshi based photographer Saiful Huq Omi/Counter Foto to seek permission, which he duly granted. Saiful’s work has been displayed in the following publications (New York Time’s, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Economist and the BBC to name but a few).

After we had the photograph we sent it over to New York based graphics designer Scott Braun (who we’d already hired to work on a new logo) and he did a fantastic job putting the artwork together . Scott also has long list of established clients on his resume / cv!

Massive thanks to both gentlemen for their talents and wonderful contribution to the project. The single is due out on the 28th August 2020, pre-save link: https://ingroov.es/where-the-ships-go-to

New single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

My new single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ is finally ready to have a vintage bottle of champagne cracked off her bows and sent off to sail far as long as the wind may carry her.

Its been a long road but I’m delighted to announce ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ is available from Royale Music via INgrooves (Parent Co, Universal Music) on Friday the 28th August….more news soon.

Oh and here’s the pre-save link for all your Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer requirements. It’ll be available on all digital platforms.

Cheers

Colin

https://ingroov.es/where-the-ships-go-to