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Where The Ships Go To Die: New Single from Colin Clyne

Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Alt-Folk singer-songwriter Colin Clyne has a remarkable way of cutting straight through to the heart of his listeners’ emotions. With a passion for songwriting, Clyne's story-like lyrics and original melodies expose a truly sensitive artist whose unique vocals have the power to provoke a profound response.

The latest single "Where The Ships Go To Die" from this award winning singer songwriter was released on 28th August and is available on all top digital platforms via Royale Music / INgrooves (A wholly owned Universal Music Company).

When asked about the story behind the new single Clyne added “...I’ve spent many years working on boats. ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ was born from such a trip, where I happened across scores of boats and vessels lying on beaches. Holes in their hulls, diesel spewing from their tanks, battered, broken and abandoned. These ships had no future, no hope, devoid of the safety, strength, buoyancy, independence and serenity we associate with ships. Friendship, family and love are also a haven for the heart. If we don’t care for them, maintain them and respect them through the storms of fragility of these unprecedented times they too may end up dead and abandoned on a beach like those ships...”

‘Ships’ is a follow up to Clyne’s critically acclaimed album “The Never Ending Pageant ” which reached #6 on iTunes Country album charts and radio play continues on many BBC stations including BBC2, with “Whispering” Bob Harris declaring the new single, “... a great track...” Grammy award winning engineer, Alan Sanderson (The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ryan Adams, Fiona Apple) returns on production / engineering duties.

The cover art for ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ is a soul-stirring photograph from award winning National Geographic photographer, Saiful Huq Omi from Bangladesh. Aside from working on the new single, Colin made a cameo appearance in an upcoming short film “Plain Sight” which will be premiering at the end of August on various streaming platforms. Director Oliver Mitchell was delighted to have Colin’s involvement in the project which included adding to the musical score.

To celebrate the release of ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’, Clyne has commissioned a new beer in partnership with Reids Gold Brewery in Stonehaven, UK. The craft brewery has created a juicy, tropical celebration brew ‘Lost To The Sea’, it’ll be available in affiliated distributors throughout Scotland. “We were thrilled to get the opportunity to combine our skilled crafts together to create something special” remarked owner Barry Reid.

Clyne, who in the past lived in San Diego/Southern California in the US, has been featured by NBC in various top lists of best singer songwriters associated with the Southern Californian music scene amongst Tom Waits, Jewel and the late Jim Croce. Clyne’s last album was described by STV as ‘'...a truly stunning collection of songs...'; household name and successful BBC broadcaster Baylen Leonard remarked ".... a really great blend of Scottish influences and Americana all in a beautiful cacophony of sound.... really like Colin Clyne a lot..."

Details on this song with further information on Colin Clyne can be found on his website.



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