A native of Aberdeen, Scottish musician Colin Clyne grew up next to the sea and later worked on boats. On one trip, he came across a number of vessels lying on the beach and the thought of them deeply fascinated him. “… holes in their hulls, diesel spewing from their tanks, battered, broken and abandoned. These ships had no future, no hope, devoid of the safety, strength, buoyancy, independence and serenity we associate with ships. Friendship, family and love are also a haven for the heart. If we don’t care for them, maintain them and respect them through the storms of fragility of these unprecedented times they too may end up dead and abandoned on a beach like those ships…,” he says.
His new single “Where The Ships Go To Die” is a haunting piece that bemoans the fate of such abandoned ships. Colin further uses this phenomenon to express the need to nurture human relations.
The beautiful indie-folk song is the follow-up to the singer-songwriter’s successful album, The Never Ending Pageant.