“For The Lengths a pair of film-makers followed me around my corner of the highlands for a couple of days during winter. I rambled and peddled my way through the landscape on the hunt for elusive deer horn with them in tow.”
And, on the track itself:
“The Lengths was written in the last hour, on the last day of a week-long collaborative recording session with Slow Club, King Creosote, Pictish Trail & James Yorkston. King Creosote liked the song so much he decided to record his own cover version of it. It’s a song about going the distance with someone. Nice & simple.”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
▼ Dates ▼
FEB ● 18 ● Paradise Palms ● Edinburgh
MAR ● 16 ● The Tunnels ● Aberdeen
MAR ● 17 ● Summerhall ● Edinburgh
LISTEN TO ‘THE LENGTHS’ ON SPOTIFY HERE:
Black River Promise is a deeply personal record – introspective even – but the openness is tantalising, and the melodies infectious, suggesting this is no highland fling. –
Record Collector ★★★★
A beguiling album which recalls the graceful symphonic folk of Tims Hardin & Buckley.
– The Scotsman ★★★★
His songs are folk-ensouled like the donovan-reminiscent “Coal daughter”, the hymn-like “The Lengths” or the slowly intensifying “Hurl Them Further.
– Rolling Stone ★★★★