Sun.Set.Ships – D_lay

Sun.Set.Ships is an Irish band. They describe their sound as “1980s twilight with a modern twist.” Their song “D_lay” is simply intoxicating.

Part of what makes their sound so intriguing is their minimalist production. They synths mixed with the hypnotic drum beats make for a perfect combination. Their sound is slightly reminiscent of the 1975 or Chvrches mixed with a grassroots sound. The nonchalant vocals sing out meaningful lyrics such as, “take off that filter/ that picture of that cigarette/ and fill it up with dust.” The song is light and airy, but is filled with a sense of longing as they sing out “please don’t delay/ don’t expect me to wait.” In addition, it is interesting yet also feels good.

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