A song for today #41: Simian Ghost

It has been a bit quiet round the blog, hasn’t it? Anyway, still here and every so often, something reaches me that I want to write about.

Today, it’s a track from a Swedish act called Simian Ghost, who will shortly release their new, self-titled album. It’s been a beautiful day today here in Scotland, and somehow this gorgeous piece of dancefloor pop just hits the spot.

Simian Ghost started out as a recording project by Swedish songwriter Sebastian Arnström and after two well received solo releases became a fully-fledged band a few years back.

In Sebastian’s own words: ‘“Stop Moving is a straight up disco track. We have done some stuff like that before, and we really liked it, especially playing it live. We wrote it last summer, when the world was still somewhat comprehensible. Now, as it continues to spiral out of control, we’re happy to offer a brief moment of musical respite from the chaos. It’s a song about letting go of your insecurities and falling into the arms of a well meaning stranger. It’s about giving yourself to the waves, trusting that they will carry you to a good place. We all need that sometimes.”

Don’t we just.

Not only that, but an unofficial fan video has emerged of Donald and Melania Trump appearing to dance to the song. Make of this what you will…

Simian Ghost’s gorgeous tribute to Broadcast’s Trish Keenan

Echoes Of Songs

I should probably put my hand up and say that while I liked a lot of what I have heard by Broadcast over the years, I cannot claim to know much about them or their music. The death of Trish Keenan three years ago was felt deeply by many -and if you would like to read more about her, I started with her obituary over on The Guardian website.

Swedish Ghost’s tribute to her is entitled ‘Echoes Of Songs’ and it is simply gorgeous. It’s out this week – take the trouble to listen!

This is the Luke Abbott remix of the track:

They are playing in London next Monday – read more about it over here.