The Waterboys have revealed another brand new track, the hauntingly atmospheric ‘Postcard From The Celtic Dreamtime’. Showcasing the spoken word nature of the second half of new album Good Luck, Seeker, the lyrics describe an elemental land and seascape.
“It’s a poem I discovered in a box of old writings,” explains Scott. “The first line is “The storm that has howled for four days has blown itself out.” It describes the world I found at the end of Ireland, where I went to escape the pressures of the modern world and finish ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ thirty years ago.”
The track, underpinned by a shimmering beat and shapeshifting musical soundtrack, unites The Waterboys’ past and present and is accompanied by a beautiful aerial video tracing the spectacular coastline of the Aran Islands which are mentioned in the lyric. The aerial footage was shot by band member Steve Wickham and edited with his son Tom Wickham.
“Gathering together the strands that have occupied him throughout his career, [Scott’s] forged an album of passion, wit and spirituality that, like its title, invites us not only to evolve but to revel in our evolution”. Uncut – 8/10
“[It] leaps across stylistic chasms with complete abandon. Celtic soul tunes bounce into indie dance… drum machines and electronic bass groove behind spoken word passages… while ‘The Big Music’ could well have reached its zenith: expansive, driven rock that’s also mystical and prosaic..” Mojo – 4/5
‘GOOD LUCK, SEEKER’ is released on August 21st via Cooking Vinyl
on CD, Deluxe CD, Standard Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl and digital formats