'With all My Sails Unfurled' is out this Friday 26th March.
Cavan-based singer-songwriter Elena Duff releases a new single 'With all my Sails Unfurled' on Friday 26th March. The song was written while taking part in a songwriting challenge in February (FAWM February Album Writing Month). One of the prompts was to write a sea shanty and 'With All my Sails Unfurled' is the end result.
Like traditional sea shanties the thrust of this song is on its call and response vocals and vocal harmonies - not having a crew to hand all the vocal parts are sung by Elena herself.
Lyrically it uses the theme of sailing as a metaphor for moving on with life and venturing forth stridently and confidently. While the song is firmly in the sea shanty genre with voice and drum as the focus, the arrangement veers off course here and there into uncharted territory.
With all my Sails Unfurled is available on all streaming platforms and to purchase from Friday 26th.