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Moroccan Blue by Inkfields

Today marks the release of Inkfields’ new album, ‘The Third Side of the Coin’, and among its tracks, ‘Moroccan Blue’ stands out as a fan favourite. The song, like the rest of the album, is a testament to the raw authenticity of music, having been recorded with just one microphone in the sitting room of Samuel, the lead singer and the creative force behind Inkfields.

The minimalist approach to recording, with Samuel’s expertise as an Audio Engineer, brings a unique charm to ‘Moroccan Blue’. The song, inspired by the ocean’s fluidity and calming effect, resonates with listeners, evoking a yearning to break free from the confines of modern reality. The waves of the ocean, with their rhythmic ebb and flow, mirror the ups and downs of life, and ‘Moroccan Blue’ captures this essence beautifully.

While the initial recording was done in a humble setting, the song was later mixed at the iconic Abbey Roads Studio by the renowned John Barrett, who has worked with legends like Arcade Fire, The Rolling Stones, and Frank Ocean. The final touch was added at Castle Sounds Studio, where it was mastered by Stuart Hamilton.

For those who cherish the tactile experience of music, ‘The Third Side of the Coin’ is available on vinyl, pressed at the world’s most environmentally-friendly vinyl pressing plant. Not only is the record made from recycled materials, but even the artwork and ink used are eco-friendly, making it a treat for both the ears and the planet.

The song has garnered praise from various corners. Jim Gellatly from Amazing Radio describes it as a “glorious offering”, while Jens Fröhlich of Südkurier Zeitung lauds its “relaxing guitar and an extraordinary voice”. Bettina Bergstedt of Darmstädter Echo finds it “lyrically strong and musically impressive”.

Inkfields began its journey in Dresden, Germany, as a spontaneous after-work street music experiment. This experiment took Samuel through the streets of Sweden, Southern Germany, and finally to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he now resides. The music of Inkfields has been shaped by thousands of hours of street performances across Europe, in varying weather conditions, from freezing cold to scorching heat.

Samuel’s commitment to his craft, performing in all weathers and even in odd socks (thanks to a dog’s appetite), showcases his passion and dedication. Over the years, the music has evolved, traversing various genres, and with ‘The Third Side of the Coin’, Samuel seems to have discovered the sound he was always meant to create.

‘Moroccan Blue’ is not just a song; it’s an experience. It’s a reflection of Samuel’s journey, his love for music, and his connection with the world around him. As the waves of the ocean inspire freedom and tranquility, ‘Moroccan Blue’ promises to take its listeners on a serene voyage.