Aussie troubadour Ziggy Alberts and Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods get real on the subtleties of living a life in their new collaborative single “The Sun & The Sea”. In keeping with Albert’s effortless narrative of the world at large, they dip into the nuances of the conflicting ways that lives are lived these days.
It comes ahead of Alberts’ recently announced new album, DANCING IN THE DARK, which is due to drop in November this year, and serves as one of the first collabs we’ve heard from him in a while.
“The Sun & The Sea” evokes a feeling of just those things, laying a gorgeously simple acoustic folk foundation for a delicate duet. Woods kicks things off with a cold hard look at some of our habits (“We only protest when it’s on trend”) before Alberts slides in and delivers some rethought perspectives and softened personal realisations, (“We’re still figuring out what we came to remember/ feeling like an outlaw/ Living in a post-truth era”).
The music video, directed by Josh Weir, charts a pilgrimage of sorts, following a woman navigating ochre desert rock lands and sandy dunes on a journey which really sees her literally – and figuratively – casting off the world’s burdens. It’s a captivating, cinematic visual counterpart to tally up alongside Alberts and Woods’ equally visceral narrative.
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