Neon

by DESERT SHIPS

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Following 2019's “Simply breathtaking” (Drowned In Sound) album 'Eastern Flow', Desert Ships announce the release of new single ‘Neon’ on Friday 23rd July 2021.

The song marks the first single from upcoming album ‘Heavy Soup’, as championed by Cerys Matthews, “sounding ace!”, on her BBC Radio 6 Music show.

’Neon’ is a late night journey through the empty streets of the big city. A dystopian nightmare. Fuzz guitars, a mesmeric bass line and an unorthodox beat underpin the verses, before giving way to a choral explosion of Beach Boys-esque harmonies, and synthesisers. Reverse guitars and haunting organs then work in counterpoint, carrying the listener to a full 3D technicolour finale. It’s current, it’s relatable, it’s infectious, and leaves you breathless and wanting more.

Produced by vocalist/guitarist Mikey Buckley and recorded & mixed at his home studio during the global pandemic, Desert Ships - completed by Daniel McLean (bass/keys) and Claude Trejonis (drums/vocals) with Ant Baker (guitar/vocals) - demonstrate once again the quality of their craft and an astute ear for an entrancing arrangement.

The track is accompanied by a promo video created by psychedelic film maker Gil De Ray.

Mastered by Tim Turan (Supergrass, Killing Joke), ‘Neon’ is released digitally worldwide on Friday 23rd July 2021.

lyrics

DRIVING THROUGH A NEON CITY
THERE AIN’T NO SOULD AROUND
SHOP FRONTS FULL OF NOTHING
WHAT YOU DOING UP SO LATE

WELCOME TO A NEW RELIGION
WELCOME TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD
BINGING ON THE TELEVISION
COS THERE’S NOTHING ELSE LEFT TO DO

WAIT UNTIL IT ALL BLOWS OVER
TELL YOU WHAT IM GONNA DO
TAKE A ONE WAY TICKET SOMEWHERE
AND END UP LIVING ON THE MOON
TAKE MY TWNETY TWENTY VISION
AND PLUG MYSELF INTO MY PHONE
SINKING DOWN A RABBIT HOLE
SHOULD HAVE GONE TO BED LAST NIGHT

WAKE UP, LOCKDOWN, DAYLIGHT, HEAD DOWN
WAKE UP, LOCKDOWN, LATE NIGHT, HEAD DOWN

WAKE UP, LOCKDOWN, DAYLIGHT, HEAD DOWN
WAKE UP, LOCKDOWN, LATE NIGHT, HEAD DOWN

WAKE UP, LOCKDOWN, DAYLIGHT, HEAD DOWN
WAKE UP, LOCKDOWN, LATE NIGHT, HEAD DOWN

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released July 23, 2021
Written by Mikey Buckley, Daniel McLean and Claude Trejonis

Produced by Mikey Buckley

Mastered by Tim Turan

℗ & © 2021 DESERT SHIPS MUSIC. All rights reserved.

Sleeve design - Daniel Varns

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