SONG SUNG

SONG SUNG share new single "Take Some Time". Debut album 'This Ascension is Ours' due July 31st via Night Time Stories.

With their debut album due July 31st via Night Times Stories, Irish-born, New York-based Song Sung are sharing their new single"Take Some Time"

Speaking about the track, the band said

"This song captures the very essence of the existential thought process, tackled on a walk around

the block."

Georgina and Una McGeough who comprise Song Sung, grew up in Monaghan, a gnat’s width away from the border with Northern Ireland. Despite their relative geographic isolation, theirs was a stimulating childhood. 


The pair admit that they first went to Belfast School of Art to get closer to music. Over a decade ago, they moved to New York and began forging careers in the art world, while simultaneously managing to amass this vast catalogue of material in, quite frankly, the most unorthodox way imaginable (possibly contributing to the idiosyncrasies of their songwriting). From that, a process of layering vocals, however obscure, was how the band started to formulate songs.


Via a mutual friend, the filmmaker Seamus Harahan, Song Sung connected with the producer David Holmes

That meeting was in December 2015 and by 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 DetectiveThe 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.


“We were very excited to work with David and the process worked amazingly well. 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."



Song Sung - This Ascension Is Ours

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