The “Sycamore” single brings an eagerly awaited taste of new music from Space Captain and an upfront glimpse of their first full album. On this fresh new material the young Brooklyn band channel seemingly disparate genres including R&B, indie, psych rock and jazz into a stirring, progressive proposition laced with stealthily addictive hooks. These latest studio developments follow impressive support for their early single and EP releases, across BBC 6Music, Radio X, The Wire, Okayplayer, Line Of Best Fit, Revive Music and Clash, to name a few.
“Sycamore” tells a lyrical, folk-flavoured tale of complicated love, the lilting voice of singer and songwriter Maralisa Simmons-Cook melding with heavily effected guitars and synths alongside live and digital beats and brass flourishes. “The story is based on a tumultuous love triangle my dad was thrown into post-college”, she explains; “He told me this story one summer, behind a bar in Brooklyn called Sycamore. It's a tale of love and betrayal, about trying to win back a lover, and the issues that arose between three best friends”.