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Flyway - "Flyway"
[ Galagos 090 ]

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‘Flyway’ is the third single from Graceland and is a smoother, more nuanced offering than their previous releases. It is an unashamed nod to past loves that finds the calm within their post-punk buzz pop.

The four sisters from the East have used their love of migrating coastal birds to create a poignant snapshot of summer; a backdrop to show the intertwining of lives and how closely people can pass by, drifting and spinning in out of one another’s paths.

The complexity of these human dynamics is reflected in the undulating and subtle sparing of the shifting guitars. And whilst there is an element of tension throughout, particularly in the lyrically argumentative bridge - “it’s a shame that you live in the presence of my name” – ‘Flyway’ is largely without animosity, the sweeping key change and shimmer of the second verse sending us soaring with optimism and reflection.

‘Graceland’ have shown they are capable of a soft touch, quietly and tenderly loving and leaving each other, feeling better and knowing that the rest will fall away silently.

The track is self-produced, with Steph Marziano and Isabel Seeliger-Morley on mixing duties and was recorded in their native Norfolk amidst the East Anglian landscape which they hold very close to their hearts.

Graceland are Rosie Arnold on guitar, organ and vocals, Ellie Jones on guitar and vocals, Maxie Gedge on drums and Stevie Gedge on bass.