Last month, Our Sound Music favourites Celestial North released their single 'Olympic Skies' - a worthy celebration of their career so far after the summer release of their debut album, 'Otherworld'.
Celestial North are experts at producing slices of dreamy-pop escapism and this new single is no exception. Taken from their aforementioned album release. 'Olympic Skies' demonstrates the band at their finest; tremendous harmonies and haunting keys give way to a celestial track. Described by Celestial North as "a breakup song between the land and modern man", their songwriting craftmanship is both intelligent and unique.
C0-recorded with Woody (Sea Power), 'Olympic Skies' follows up previous single 'Otherworld' in fine style. Describing the process of writing Otherworld, Celestial North reveals “I imagined that I was time-traveling through different and exciting worlds. Wandering through the ancient, sacred stone circles at Machrie Moor and then jumping straight into an underground rave in the forest.”
It is obvious the Celestial North is heavily influenced by her free and wild Scottish upbringing with nature in one form or another being a key theme throughout her work. The end result is an endearing and mind-opening listen that is unlike anything else out there on the current musical landscape.
With strong support from BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio as well as from publications such as The Skinny, Under The Radar and ourselves, it proves that Celestial North has the industry's tastemakers taking note of her output.
It is intriguing to think of what is next for Celestial North - a further delight we are sure and for now, we are content to sit under 'Olympic Skies'.