Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh “All The Ways You Sing In The Dark” (Nettwerk Records, 2020)

‘All the Ways You Sing In The Dark’ lasts thirteen minutes and leaves you longing for more.  The four songs on the EP come from a collaboration between Sital-Singh and Ben Cramer last summer and retain that feeling of airy freedom.  The opener `Call Me When You Land’ is irresistible.  A gentle strumming guitar starts, the duo trade verses, plush strings emerge and Singh’s gorgeous high register carries the chorus. In a less fragmented musical market this would be one of those old-fashioned hits secretly enjoyed by the musical cognoscenti. Continue reading “Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh “All The Ways You Sing In The Dark” (Nettwerk Records, 2020)”

Video: Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh “Summertime Low”

The voices of Luke Sital-Singh and Ben Cramer (AKA Old Sea Brigade) combine beautifully, once again, on ‘Summertime Low’.  It’s the latest single from the jointly-written EP, ‘All the Ways You Sing in the Dark’, due for release on 28th August.  Cramer says: “It’s a dog days of summer moment.  Some days you feel so lazy. The next thing you know, it’s three o’clock in the afternoon and you feel a little down, because you haven’t done anything.  Sital-Singh adds: “It feels like a good summation of the whole EP.  We’re asking existential questions coupled with hope and thinking of ways life can be better.”  Their collaboration is bringing out the best in two artists who are already accomplished performers and songwriters.  ‘Summertime Low’ is a gorgeous, gently melodic soundtrack for the summer.

Video: Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh “Call Me When You Land”

‘Call Me When You Land’ features a beautiful, collaborative vocal from Luke Sital Singh and Old Sea Brigade (AKA Nashville-based Ben Cramer).  It’s a shimmering, dreamy song for the summer and is the lead single from a new EP, ‘All the Ways You Sing in the Dark’, due out on 28th August.  Cramer says of the single: “I’m really proud of the lyrics to this one, they’re a little more playful and sarcastic than is usual for me.  ‘Only advertisers know me’ might be my best attempt yet to summarise what it means to be human in the 21st century.”  Indeed, those few words concisely sum up where we are now.