The award-winning Ensemble songwriting project releases the first fruits of its current with a single, ‘Battlefield’.
Featuring Andrew Sinclair, Goodnight Louisa, and Jamie Scott, the track trails an album, ‘No Place Like It’, due out on April 30th, and is available to download at ensemblesongwriting.bandcamp.com.
It follows the debut single from the collective, ‘Nightlight’, which featured Steph McCrystal, Djana Gabrielle, and Jill O’Sullivan.
Recorded at Chem 19 studios with Jamie Savage, the album is intended to be a celebratory collection of songs about ‘home’ and ‘community’, and also features Martha Ffion, Jonnie Common, Donna Maciocia, and Ross Clark (Fiskur).
The project aims to help young people with experience of homelessness or mental health issues, with all proceeds from sales from the recordings going to the charity.
Sinclair, who wrote the song about his own experience of homelessness, said: “The song is about the wall I put up, that voice in my head that talks me out of doing something.
“The wall can seem like something stopping you but it’s actually an opportunity, you’ve just got to climb and see what’s behind it, hope for a happy ending like I got with Ensemble.
“I was homeless at the time but I found that place to call home. I feel like it’s a song for people who feel on the outside – a song for the outcasts, by other outcasts”.
Goodnight Louisa, who contributes vocals to ‘Battlefield’, is the guise of former SKJØR frontwoman Louise McCraw, who released a single, ‘Hollow God‘, in 2019.
Jamie Scott contributes electronic synths, omnichord and drum machines to the single. Formerly of Conquering Animal Sound, he also trades under the MC Almond Milk moniker, and under his own name produced the ‘Glasgow Garden Festival ’18’ album.
The track is accompanied by a homemade music video, made by Louise McCraw, using video game footage by young video game designer Moth Loths.
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