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NEW MUSIC: The Delines – Past The Shadows

photo by Summer Luu

The Delines have released the video for single #2 from their forthcoming album The Sea Drift, which will be released on February 11, 2022 via Love Police Records & Tapes (and their new American label home Jealous Butcher Records). It’s yet another in a long list of sublime smokey and soulful songs that pull beautifully and heavily on the heartstrings. Heartache has never sounded so good as it does in the hands and voices of The Delines.

The video features the full band performing ‘Past The Shadows’ in the studio.

Speaking on his inspirations for “Past The Shadows”, songwriter Willy Vlautin said I was thinking about that self-destructive dream of never having to live like anyone else, of not having to be a part of regular society. That pull of living like a vampire, the romance of it, the freedom of it, but also the darkness of it. We wanted the song to be a seduction itself, easy and catchy, warm and velvety but underneath is a world of scars and failure.”

Describing Willy Vlautin’s songwriting style, singer Amy Boone writes “I think the songs on The Sea Drift have the kind of ‘realness’ that Tony Joe was after – romantic realism,” adds Amy. “When Willy would talk to me about his new batch of songs set on the Gulf Coast I remember thinking, ‘is he talking about The Delines’ next record or is he writing a screenplay?’”


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