The Waterboys follow the recent release of their current upbeat pop single ‘The Soul Singer’ with the gorgeous arrangement of ‘Low Down In The Broom’. It is accompanied by a mysterious and atmospheric video that reflects its origins as a traditional Scottish folk song.
Both songs, along with the dramatic epic ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’, give a glimpse into what to expect from their new studio album Good Luck, Seeker the 14th studio album from The Waterboys due August 21st via Cooking Vinyl. The three songs are all different in nature and reflect the magnitude of song writing talent.
“It connects with the early The Waterboys sound, that emotionally-driven power” scott explains, “and though it’s an ancient folk song, there’s no folk in the delivery. It’s feral acoustic rock and roll. ”
The Waterboys aren’t strangers to using traditional songs or poems. They even did an album using the words of W.B Yeats – ‘An Appointment with Mr Yeats’. This time they take the traditional song ‘Low Down In The Broom’ and turn it into a brooding acoustic ballad with no percussion and a melodic line picked out on chiming guitar as Scott’s breathes out the story of lovers secret meeting.
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Good Luck, Seeker Track Listing:
The Soul Singer
You’ve Got To Kiss A Frog Or Two
Low Down In The Broom
Why Should I Love You
The Golden Work
My Wanderings In The Weary Land
Postcard From The Celtic Dreamtime
Good Luck, Seeker
Beauty In Repetition
The Land Of Sunset