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The Early Purple releases his third single, Sea Of Heavy and kindly lets NARC. have an exclusive look at the accompanying lyric video. 

The Early Purple is the solo project of Northumbrian musician Matt Saxon whose music explores themes of personal growth, mental health, social commentary, living and growing up in the North East of England. This latest offering, produced by long-time collaborator Will Thorneycroft (The Dawdler, Fax Machine, Lovely Assistant), is an atmospheric folky number, with seafaring grooves, rippling strings and siren-like harmonies.

Here Matt tells us more about the track…

“I’ve always wanted to write a sea shanty-inspired song. Therefore, my brief for Will was to make it sound like it could’ve been recorded aboard an old ship. We kept the creak of my wooden piano stool in and stomped on my living room floorboards to give the listener the feeling of being in the hull of a working ship”.

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