Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh Release “Los Feliz” From Their Upcoming EP Collaboration
July 31, 2020 BY Nettwerk
“wistful summer anthem…. perfectly encapsulate the melancholy moods of the quarantine era.” – Guitar World
“a shimmering, dreamy song for the summer” – Americana-UK
“a perfect example of what good chemistry and friendship can produce…the track is magical.” — Music Is My Life
Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh share new song “Los Feliz” from their upcoming EP collaboration, All The Ways You Sing In The Dark, out August 28th via Nettwerk. Despite being friends for just three years and this being their first collaboration, Nashville-based Old Sea Brigade (aka Ben Cramer) and LA-based Londoner Luke Sital-Singh share a chemistry that most groups chase for a lifetime. They wrote most of the EP at Luke’s place last summer in just seven days, finishing the recordings alongside Ben’s production partner Owen Lewis in Nashville at Shoebox Studios in December 2019.
All The Ways You Sing In The Dark is comprised of four songs that carry the spirit of their surroundings. Nodding to the Laurel Canyon renaissance of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Ben and Luke garnered inspiration from cruising around Silverlake and Hollywood.
Luke and Ben first met at a show together at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City in 2017. Old Sea Brigade then supported Luke for ten dates and as Luke prepared to hit the road with Angus & Julia Stone a few months later, he needed a tour manager. Ben found himself with some free time and obliged. Throughout this trip, the pair developed a strong friendship and over the ensuing two years, they casually emailed song ideas back and forth before Ben flew to LA for that fateful week last summer.
“The whole thing was very refreshing,” says Ben. “Growing up, I came from playing in bands and collaborating with people. This is the closest thing I’ve done to a band in a while. It was a breath of fresh air.”
“I’d just released my third record and moved to Los Angeles, so I was looking for a change,” Luke continues. “I was trying to let the process happen as naturally as possible and get through the week—so this guy would leave my house,” he chuckles.
As the world went into quarantine and their solo careers were put on hold, Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh found a rare window on their schedules to release All The Ways You Sing in the Dark.
“We wrote all of this before the pandemic,” Luke admits. “We didn’t have a plan. We simply made something for ourselves that we’re really happy with. When everything happened, we were given an opportunity we might not have had otherwise. It opens up a new world of possibilities for the future.”
For as fast as everything came together, this union has all the makings of an enduring partnership.