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There’s nothing quite like warm folk accompanied by lyrics tinged with just a bit of Romanticism. Alex McRae and Emma Davis – better known as Skylark Song – have slowly become masters of the art over the past few years. Their debut album Relent was released last year to great acclaim, with its stunning melodies and gorgeous harmonies┬ámaking them one of the most captivating and gorgeous folk duos in the region.

Now the duo are about to release their latest single, Only A Thought at The Cumberland Arms. With their usual deft and intricate guitar lines and little flourishes of mandolin, the subtle, intimate song beautifully takes on one of Romanticism’s biggest themes: existentialism. Even though the song reflects on the journeys we take in life and the transient nature of our own existence, it’s also a tune that feels light and perfectly constructed. If Only A Thought is anything to go by, then their upcoming new album May The Hunter Retreat is set to be a stunning and contemplative record.

Skylark Song launch their new single at the Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Friday 12th June.

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