- Words Notion Staff
Sugarcane fuse Brazilian melodies with soft, harmonising vocals on their new single "Clear Blue Sky".
Sugarcane’s song “Clear Blue Sky” sounds like a warm summer’s day. Antonia’s sweet, smooth vocals blend seamlessly with Robin’s as the guitar melodies sweep around you like a refreshing breeze.
“It’s about going on an adventure with your new love at the start of the summer,” Robin explains. “I love this song – Mr. Hudson penned it for our indie guitar band in the days of yore, before even the formation of the Library. I knew “Clear Blue Sky” had to have its time in the sun. Its lazy summery lyrics are a perfect match with Sugarcane’s tropical rhythms, and Antonia sings the hell out of it.”
“Clear Blue Sky” features the return of BAFTA award-winning actor, Antonia Thomas (Misfits, Lovesick, The Good Doctor), on vocals. She had previously sung on their first single “One Specific Thing”.
Sugarcane was originally formed by Robin French, the former bassist of Mr. Hudson and the Library, a band that has supported big names such as Amy Winehouse, The Police and Kanye West.
It was through his travels in South America that Robin became enamoured with bossa nova guitar music. On his return, he began to weave together these new influences with his Caribbean background and indie music sensibilities. Robin is now joined by top Brazilian rhythm section Xande Oliveira (drums, percussion) and Klaus Stahr (double bass), together with Siân Herbert (flute, steel pan, melodica) and Claire Niesyto-Bame (backing vocals, percussion).