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Real Estate's Martin Courtney unveils new single "Sailboat"

06 June 2022, 15:08 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Real Estate's Martin Courtney has released a second single from his upcoming solo album Magic Sign titled "Sailboat".

After announcing Magic Sign with the lead outing "Corncob" in April, Courtney has returned with a second single from the album titled "Sailboat", which is accompanied by a Bráulio Amado-directed video.

"For some reason I always assumed I did not possess a ‘license to rock’," Courtney said. "This song is my attempt at some unlicensed rocking. I was extremely fortunate to have Matt Barrick, who drummed on the greatest rock song of the 2000s, "The Rat", on this one. Couldn’t have done it any other way."

He added, "Lyrically this song is kind of about keeping things in perspective and attempting to stay positive in the face of all of the bullshit. An increasingly difficult task. And I just thought "Sailboat" was a funny name."

Magic Sign will follow Courtney's 2015 debut solo album Many Moons, and was written across 2020 and 2021. Courtney performed and produced the album himself, which was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Rob Schnapf at Mant Sounds in LA.

Courtney's second solo album features contributions from Oliver Hill, Kacey Johansing and Tim Ramsey.

"Sailboat" is out now. Martin Courtney's Magic Sign album will land via Domino on 24 June, and is available to pre-order now.
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