Fancy Gap Announce Debut Album, Enlist Sharon Van Etten for New Song ‘Strawberry Moon’

    Fancy Gap – the duo of the Love Language’s Stuart McLamb and songwriter/producer Charles Crossingham – have announced their self-titled debut album. It comes out July 26 via their own Ghost Choir Records. The new single ‘Strawberry Moon’ features Sharon Van Etten, and you can check it out below.

    Discussing the new song, McLamb said:

    ‘Strawberry Moon’ goes back almost a decade for me. Back then, it had similar words and chords, but more of an 80s vibe with pulsing bass and synth. It slipped my mind for years until I stumbled upon it and stripped it down more like a folk song. I still didn’t think much of it until Charles and I talked about making a record together. He heard something in the demo that I didn’t, so we collaborated on the arrangement and were able to breathe new life into it. Rami and Graboff contributed so much to the mood of the song, establishing its time and place sonically.

    Around this time, Charles sent me ‘Like I Used To’ by Sharon and Angel Olsen, raving. I mentioned that I knew Sharon from way back, and Charles insisted we ask her to sing on ‘Strawberry Moon.’ Despite my reservations about asking for favors, I sent her the demo and she enthusiastically agreed. We recorded her part when she passed through town a few months later, and her contribution added depth and emotion to the song that wouldn’t be there otherwise. We consider Sharon one of the best that has ever done it.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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