Siobhan Wilson returns with new single 'Marry You'
- Arusa Qureshi
- 18 February 2019
Edinburgh-based songwriter releases the first track from her new LP The Departure
Since the release of her 2017 album There Are No Saints, Siobhan Wilson's work has been lauded across the board, her music regularly making appearances on the airwaves and her voice heard supporting the likes of Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, and Scottish music legends The Proclaimers. Lauren Laverne was an early supporter of the album, alongside Cerys Matthews and Vic Galloway, and as well as being named 6 Music's Album of the Day, There Are No Saints made the Scottish Album of the Year shortlist in 2018.
Wilson's songwriting has been praised time and time again for its maturity and for the striking and haunting qualities of her compositions. Now, as she returns with new single 'Marry You', it's apparent that she has continued to hone her skills as a musician and performer, turning her attention to a sound that is more all-embracing and sonically vast. This is helped in part by the inclusion of her new Baritone Gretsch, which Wilson made use of to 'cover a deeper and darker range'.
'It's been a whirlwind of touring, doing my masters degree, writing, travelling, learning new things, recording, creating,' begins Wilson on the process of creating the album. 'I have always been a lover of travelling, survived on little, owned hardly any belongings, and made ends meet from not that much. Writing The Departure while on the move a lot seemed extremely natural and fitting to this time period of my life. The writing and recording process was extremely organic.'
Recently premiered on Guy Garvey's Finest Hour on 6 Music, 'Marry You' is the first single from her new LP, The Departure, which will be released on her own start-up label Suffering Fools Records on Fri 10 May.
'If the last album opened myself up by exposing my vulnerabilities,' Wilson explains, ''Marry You' is opening myself up sonically and enjoying making louder noise.'