Shearwater Releases “Aqaba”

Shearwater today released “Aqaba,” the second single from The Great Awakening–the band’s seventh studio album and first in six years–due out June 10th via the band’s own Polyborus label in partnership with Secretly Distribution. The track arrives alongside a new video directed by Loma’s Emily Cross that continues the story glimpsed in her previous video for “Xenarthran”.

“‘Aqaba’, like the rest of The Great Awakening, is a song a younger version of me couldn’t have written, and the last one we recorded for the album. You could read it a few different ways, but to me it’s a love song, or a song about the experience of love—the thrilling, terrifying feeling that you’re being cracked like an egg,” explains Jonathan Meiburg explains.