The UK’s best-selling country act The Shires have today released their latest single ‘Independence Day’. The new offering features on the duo’s eagerly anticipated album ‘Good Years’, released March 13th on BMG.
Following previously released tracks ‘New Year’ and ‘Lightning Strikes’, ‘Independence Day’ proves once again their uncompromising versatility as artists. Offering up a songscape of rich vocal harmonies and a driving rhythm section, the new track sees The Shires pick up the pace, offering excitement and anticipation to the signature country sound they have become synonymous for.
As well as their upcoming headline tour in May – which comes to London’s Palladium May 27th – The Shires are currently nearing the end of performing alongside Young Voices, the largest children’s choir concerts in the world. The tour includes shows in Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and London before finishing off at London’s iconic Wembley Arena on February 7th.
Speaking of their latest musical offering, Crissie and Ben said “Independence Day is a conversation to someone close to you who is going through a breakup. It’s like putting your arm around them and saying; I know it hurts right now but one day you’ll look back at this moment and realise it is the best thing that ever happened to you”.