Twin sisters Georgina and Una McGeough who comprise Song Sung, grew up in Monaghan, a gnat’s width away from the border with Northern Ireland, and since the past decade have been based out of New York.

Via a mutual friend, the film-maker Seamus Hanrahan, Song Sung got a connection to David Holmes (Killing Eve, Noel Gallagher), and following their chance meeting in early 2016, they spent three days holed up in Holmes’ studio laying down the tracks for an album. They had been collaboratively bouncing tracks back and forth between New York and Belfast for a short period, with Holmes sending the arrangements and Song Sung writing the lyrics and vocal melodies.

Fast forward four years and the result is a hypnotically unique sound that is strangely anthemic, coming on like a space-age girl-group transmitting directly from Jupiter. Holmes, known for his many film scores co-wrote and produced the album with fellow composer and Unloved band-mate Keefus Ciancia (True Detective and The Ladykillers). The pair have a long-standing working relationship and have worked on numerous scores including The Fall and Killing Eve (for which they won a BAFTA) as well as both Unloved albums.

Meanwhile, Song Sung, forging careers in the art world, have simultaneously managed to amass this vast catalogue of material in, quite frankly, the most unorthodox way imaginable (possibly contributing to the idiosyncrasies of their songwriting). “We make melodies using alternative ways, but we also dabble in software” explains Georgina, “in the beginning, we created melodies by using our own vocals over some of our favorite music. Our first apartment in the East Village, was located above a bar and our back room was situated directly above the DJ booth. This is going to sound ridiculous, but it’s true, we started making melodies over the bass of the tracks coming through the floor from the bar below.” From that, a process of layering vocals, however obscure, was how the band started to formulate songs.

“We were very excited to work with David, the whole process was amazing and such a privilege. He got us immediately", claims Una. Georgina nods her approval. “Working on this album was an absolute dream. We only hope that the songs resonate, as they make their journey out into the world."

Their EP 'I Surrender', which released digitally March 27th
on
Night Time Stories has already received strong support with the Laurene Lavern playing on her BBC Radio 6 show and Clash Magazine.

 Vinyl

01 Come to the Water
02 Telling Tales
03 Somewhere
04 Orbiting Slow (Here it Comes)

05 Take Some Time
06 Testimony of Tears
07 The Mind’s Eye
08 Come Whispering, Come Half Awake
09 Nothing Ever Dies

CD & Digital

01 Come to the Water
02 Telling Tales
03 Somewhere
04 Orbiting Slow (Here it Comes)

05 Take Some Time
06 Testimony of Tears
07 Let It Go (An Act of Sorrow) (DIGITAL + CD ONLY)
08 The Mind’s Eye
09 Come Whispering, Come Half Awake
10 Nothing Ever Dies

[Pre-Order] Song Sung - This Ascension Is Ours

Released : 31/07/2020

THIS RELEASE IS CURRENTLY ON PRE-ORDER. ORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED BY FRIDAY 31ST JULY 2020

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