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Scottish rock band and whisky firm collaborate on love track

SCOTTISH rock band Easy Minds and whisky firm The Macallan have collaborated on a single Solstice Kiss, set to be launched right now.

The love track performs a starring function in The Macallan’s quick movie The Spirit of 1926, which was launched final yr to have a good time Janet Harbinson.

Janet is a outstanding determine in The Macallan’s historical past who crafted probably the most beneficial bottle of wine or spirit ever bought at public sale, The Macallan High quality & Uncommon 1926.

Solstice Kiss was composed by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, and Ged Grimes. It’s taken from Easy Minds’ newest studio album, Path Of The Coronary heart.

Solstice Kiss options Celtic textures underpinning its widescreen melodrama and Sarah Brown’s vocals

That is the fourth and ultimate single to be launched from the acclaimed album that reached quantity 4 within the official album charts.

It’s the first single to be launched in its personal proper by an artist following a collaboration with The Macallan, which has beforehand partnered with Nicola Benedetti and Mogwai to put in writing and carry out devoted compositions.

The Macallan additionally partnered with Easy Minds within the making of the official video for Solstice Kiss.

Additionally launched right now, the video contains clips of Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill visiting The Macallan Property in Speyside as they explored Nettie’s inspirational, real-life story.

Nettie was the daughter of Roderick Kemp, who purchased The Macallan in 1892.

In 1918, simply months earlier than the tip of the First World Warfare, her husband Alexander, who had been working the distillery on the time, handed away.

Somewhat than promote the enterprise, Nettie assumed management of the distillery because it was the easiest way to safe The Macallan for its workers and the area people.

By means of her ardour and look after these round her and her dedication to craftsmanship, she stored the enterprise afloat and helped to rebuild the native space. 

She was additionally chargeable for distilling The Macallan High quality & Uncommon 1926, which achieved legendary standing after it fetched £1.5m at Sotheby’s in 2019.

A number of years on, it continues to be the world’s most precious bottle of wine or spirit ever bought at public sale. 

Jaume Ferras, International Inventive Director for The Macallan and a producer of The Spirit of 1926, mentioned:

“We approached Easy Minds as a result of the story behind The Macallan High quality & Uncommon 1926 is exclusive to Scotland, so it was vital to us to work with a Scottish band for the soundtrack.

“Solstice Kiss has a lovely dramatic high quality that we felt conveyed Janet’s love for her husband and likewise her dedication to proceed what they’d constructed collectively at The Macallan.

Jim Kerr mentioned: “Sometimes a track emerges the place you attempt to evoke each the spirit of the occasions and the encompassing panorama that introduced it into being.

“Solstice Kiss is a type of songs.”