‘Wave Upon Wave’, the gorgeous new single by Eve Goodman, is an exploration of the healing power of the sea. Underpinned by gently lapping instrumentals, Goodman’s lilting, medititive melody is invested with her warmly empathetic and exquisite tone. It’s one part ‘Bryter Layter’ Nick Drake, early 70s golden period Sandy Denny and the other Eve’s captivating honesty.
‘Wave Upon Wave’’s emotive gentle heart balances the songs questioning yearning with the need for comfort …… the comfort of being carried along the waves towards an awaiting shore. Today, we debut the accompanying video below.
North Walian Goodman explains the origin of the song:
“I wrote the vocal parts in one sitting, and never changed them. In fact, the entire vocal recording is the original demo that I created when trying out ideas late one night. I started off with the simple lilting melody of ‘wave upon wave upon wave’, and loved the way the structure of this sentence means it could go on infinitely. This idea of infinity sparked the next line, ‘day upon day upon day’. The sea is vast, infinite, timeless.The song grew from there really, like a wave rolling towards the shore, building strength and power and beauty.”
The sounds of the strings as they are played sound like the gentle pull and creaks of the mast, and it feels like you’re on a boat. Luke did a beautiful job of building a soundscape for the vocals to float on.”
The single was recorded and mixed by Luke Evans at Somewhere Studio and mastered by Katie Tavini.