Penelope Isles return with new single 'Sailing Still'.
The band's second album is incoming on Bella Union, the follow up to their cult-favourite debut LP.
Out now, 'Sailing Still' is the work of a group operating in full confidence of their abilities, matching a bucolic arrangement to that soaring vocal.
A gorgeous listen, singer Lily older built the song at her brother's flat, and she always wanted something self-consciously 'big'.
Lily comments: "The lyrics took me a few months to finish, by which point the song had taken on many different meanings. Then I took it to band practice, where Jack and I wrote the end section together. It's one of our favourite sounding songs on the record. We played around with pitch-shifting instruments to get it sonically sweet. Plus, it was the first time we ever heard strings with our music. That's one tick off the bucket list.”
Jack Wolter directs the video, playing Lily back out on the road, rejecting this idea of lockdown stasis.
He says: "For 'Sailing Still' I wanted Lily and I to get back on the road somehow, as travelling has been such a massive part of our band ever since we began. So I had this idea of filming Lily in a myriad of places and scenarios, both urban and rural, coastal and inland. Mountains and rivers, council flats and tunnels, cafes and bridges."
"We drove up and down the country for a week, sleeping in the van, and waking up at the crack of dawn to start filming again. Reconnecting as a ‘band’ again but also spending time together as brother and sister was special for filming this real heartbreaker of a song."
Tune in now.
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