Stereo Embers’ TRACK OF THE DAY: Clark Twain’s “Fly High (Like Richard Branson)”

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Austin-Texas sanguine indie pop aviator Clark Twain has announced “Fly High (Like Richard Branson),” the first single off his coming debut album Life is Wonderful.

Twain is a serious indie pop case who writes positive and catchy music in the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Toad The Wet Sprocket, with a bit of a Moz influence, too.

The single is a tribute to his hero and founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson, and it even features a soundbite of Branson speaking excitedly about flight at high speeds. And keeping with the Branson vibe, Twain released the single on Branson’s birthday (July 18!).

This is charming indie rock aiming to illuminate dreams at a high altitude with positive pop energy. It’s a catchy and memorable summer tune and if the song is any indication of the album, it must have that sweet taste from our childhood’s airline memories of the candy that was provided by PAN AM and Olympic Airways.

Either way, this tune is a straight up pop marvel for flying aspirants.

“Fun, adventure, and business as a force for good – these are the ingredients of Branson’s life and my own,” Twain says. “We both love rock n’ roll and shaking things up for good. That’s what this video is all about it. It honors Sir Branson and I hope it inspires others to take this on.”

 

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