NEWS: Shearwater share new single ‘Aqaba’

NEWS: Shearwater share new single ‘Aqaba’

The American folk psych-rockers, Shearwater have just released ‘Aqaba’, the second single to be taken from The Great Awakening, the band’s seventh studio album and their first in six years. The album is due out on June 10th via the band’s own Polyborus label in partnership with Secretly Distribution.

‘Aqaba’ is described as “the purest ballad that Shearwater has ever recorded and features what might be the first-ever solo by a Guayanese toucan (a moment Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater’s lead singer and songwriter) describes in his book A Most Remarkable Creature).”

Speaking about the new single Meiburg says “‘Aqaba’, like the rest of The Great Awakening, is a song a younger version of me couldn’t have written, and the last one we recorded for the album. You could read it a few different ways, but to me, it’s a love song, or a song about the experience of love—the thrilling, terrifying feeling that you’re being cracked like an egg.”

 ‘Aqaba’ comes accompanied by a video directed by Loma’s Emily Cross.

Photo credit: Bryan Parker

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