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“Stay” - Ships Have Sailed | Review

"Stay" is the latest single from LA alt/pop band Ships Have Sailed.

Alt-pop that is ready for your beach bonfire. “Stay” makes you want summer to never end. With amazing guitar and a catchy drum beat that feels nostalgic, you are bound to listen to this song on repeat. Not quite chill pop, the alternative grungey edge brought by this LA band really is something to vibe with.

Vocalist Will Carpenter says on the track, "We all have that person, if we're lucky more than one, who we know will stick with us no matter what...your ride or die. With 'Stay,' I wanted to bottle that feeling into a dreamy, slightly retro aesthetic...we couldn't be more excited to release this song into the world and feel people react."

Ships Have Sailed is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Will Carpenter. The band materialized in the waning days of his previous project –a band he had been an integral part of ever since moving to Los Angeles. His decision to individually focus on new music again was initially daunting, but the risk proved to be invigorating and refreshing. The music is uplifting and buoyant. The lyrics are thoughtful and conscientious. The sound is sincere indie rock with an unabashed pop structure. And after initially sharing it with fellow musicians, Carpenter recruited a lineup that now permanently includes drummer Art Andranikyan.

Written by Hannah Schneider

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