L.A. based band Ships Have Sailed make their NewSickMusic debut with their first release of 2017, “Up”. Since their inception, Ships Have Sailed have always struck a balance between exuberant pop and substantial alternative rock. When describing the new music, the group’s spearhead, songwriter and producer, Will Carpenter said “[In] a moment that was both happy and sad, reflective and hopeful, satisfied but still hungry, I tried to muster up the words to convey the mix of emotions that last year had evoked. At first it was a thoughtful process, but once the grain of the idea took shape, the music just kind of poured out… and it was incredibly cathartic.” The result can be heard in the band’s new single, “Up”, which Carpenter sees as a call to those of us with a dream that, however long the odds, is something we’re willing to fight for.
Listen to “Up” in it’s entirety above and be sure to follow Ships Have Sailed on Soundcloud to stay up on all future releases.