‘A Different Ship’ is Here We Go Magic’s most remarkable and captivating album yet, with an emotional and musical arc that is alternately calming and anxiety-inducing, and often both at once. “I Believe In Action” and “Make Up Your Mind” sound like they’re being beamed in from outer space, while more earthbound tracks such as “Miracle of Mary,” “Over The Ocean” and “Alone But Moving” amble in a somnolent haze, with songwriter Luke Temple’s cool timbre cutting through the fog.
Despite an incubation period of nearly a year, and a writing process that spanned two continents, the nine songs of ‘A Different Ship’ carry a consistent thematic concern — what the band describes as an “unresolved tension between valuing being alone and valuing being connected.” Says Temple: “The music is beautiful, but feels like it’s brittle and about to crack. It’s always suspended in between major and minor, happy and sad, trying to find that middle ambiguous place. A lot of the endings of these songs just kind of stop, like things are left in suspended, floating in space. That’s a real characteristic of us as a band — moving forward, even when we’re sort of unsure, and knowing we’ll find happy accidents along the way.”
New album ‘A Different Ship’, was released on 7th May 2012 via Secretly Canadian.
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