Today’s Indie Song of the day comes from Will Carpenter’s outstanding Ships Have Sailed. The L.A.-based band is set to tour Europe in the coming months thanks in large part to their latest single “Up.”
We’ve been paying attention to Ships Have Sailed for a long time now but their latest single, “Up” might be the best thing they’ve ever done. Lyrically the song is as strong as Carpenter’s previous work but there’s a huge improvement on the production side of things too. It’s an outstanding track. The song was written after a trying 2016 for Ships Have Sailed. About the song, Carpenter says:
In a moment that was both happy and sad, reflective and hopeful, satisfied but still hungry, I tried to muster up the words to convey the mix of emotions that this year had evoked. At first it was a thoughtful process, but once the grain of the idea took shape, the music just kind of poured out…and it was incredibly cathartic.”
Listen to the song below and be sure to submit your music to Alternative Addiction for Indie Song of the Day by emailing email@example.com.