An airy tune that tries to find “the melody within a melody”; Song Sung‘s latest single ‘Telling Tales’ is an uplifting electronic offering. Taken from their debut album, This Ascension Is Ours, which is set for release on 31st July via Night Time Stories, the band blend soft vocals and dreamy synths to create their beguiling sounds.
Formed of twin sisters Georgina and Una McGeough, Song Sung grew up in Monaghan, close to the Northern Ireland border, before moving stateside to New York a decade ago. Since then, the pair have been dabbling in music software and creating their own sounds, working with David Holmes (Unloved) to produce their debut EP, I Surrender, which they released earlier this year.
Now, the pair are going back to their formative music roots on their upcoming album, and ‘Telling Tales’ is a captivating example of what’s to come. Speaking about the track, the band explain: “‘Telling Tales’ is the result of a melodic collision – it’s a dream, a memory, a voyage that exists inside a reverberating loop.” This dreamlike quality is reflected in the hazy electronics, tentative beats and gentle vocals.
The track is accompanied by a swirling set of visuals directed by Padraig Timoney. “The material is a single take of a wild bog landscape in Ireland, seen from the passenger side of a car, with the camera attached to a rotating apparatus” explains Timoney. “The set-up, rotation, and transportation accompanies ‘Telling Tales’ organisation melodies and key lyrics concerning the act of seeing, the forming of sequenced, dream and real images. This video emphasises that the eyes are both recording and active devices, specifically located.”