After an incredible year of churning out rich and uplifting folk-pop offerings, emerging outfit Brother Sea are now looking to cap off their 2020 with the release of their soaring new single 'Royal Parade'.
With its broad and diverse mix of instrumentation, 'Royal Parade' sees them see out the year in impressive style. Channeling a smooth yet euphoric aesthetic, blended with some truly warming vocals, their newest delight looks to cement them as one of the more captivating acts working today.
So with the new single out and about, we sat down with Kris from the band to find out more about their origins and what has inspired them most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
I guess the bagpipes as I grew up in Scotland.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
Personally discovering my heritage as a Celt and with that my spiritual connection to nature.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
The Tragically Hip, The Pixies, REM, The Jam, Talking Heads, The The, and so many more.
What do you find is the best environment to find inspiration for your music?
In nature and philosophical books and poetry.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
The Gloaming, Fleet Foxes, Band Of Horses, Lau, Bears Den and again so many more.
How many of your songs have you written about people you wish you’d rather forget?
None, I wouldn’t want to forget anyone, even those who I have struggled with, over time I find I even miss them, as it’s the struggles that make us stronger.
What has been the funniest moment in your career so far?
Completely forgetting how to sing a song that I wrote at the beginning of our set or whilst on tour in Scotland driving across to Glasgow in the middle of a snow storm with car jump leads attached to our chests listening to gay house music on the radio for the pure joy of it!
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
Artist / pro skier (I was a pro-skier, but broke my back).
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Keep writing, even if it feels like it’s going no where at the time, there may be fragments of treasure hidden within all the mess.
Brother Sea's new single 'Royal Parade' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.