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Sorrey releases new single


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Sorrey previews “Signs,” a brand new single from their long-awaited forthcoming full-length. Set against the backdrop of an enduring hazy pulse, shimmering guitars and staccato synths cradle lyrics about opening yourself up to recognizing seemingly ethereal suggestions.

“It’s about tapping into the signs, or coincidences, happening around you,” explains the PEI-based band’s namesake, Emilee Sorrey. “For me, it’s the story of meeting someone who fills in all the gaps. Where I fall short they’re in abundance, and vice versa.”

Ahead of the single’s official launch on digital platforms on August 23, a video for the track premiered via CBC Music.

Shot in Toronto, ON in the midst of showcases at Canadian Music Week, the clip follows the band through fairs, parks, and performances, under the ominous watchful eye of menacing, life-sized rabbits who seek revenge over a floral dispute.

“Signs” is the second single released by the band in the summer of 2019, and a follow-up to “Talking To Them” — a track that spent over ten weeks on CBC Music’s Top 20 charts.

Recalling the intimacy of Beach House, the retro tones of Kate Bush, and the minimalist penchant of The XX,  Sorrey’s songs move in step with the candid and truthful lyricism of singer, songwriter, guitarist, and namesake Emilee Sorrey. Backed by a band of PEI musicians – Colin Buchanan, Andrew Murray, Bruce Rooney, and Luke Pound – Sorrey’s knack for tapping into the kaleidoscopic rush of wearing your emotions on your sleeve is a consistent presence.

Following up their critically acclaimed EP, Thick As Thieves, the band prepares to launch their anticipated full-length via Garment District Records this fall.

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