‘Reaching Out For A Friend’ is the brilliant new single from The Coral. The track is taken from the influential Wirral bands critically acclaimed Top 20 new album Move Through The Dawn, which topped the Independent Albums Chart and reached No.3 in the Vinyl Album Chart.
Reaching Out For A Friend is about looking for something in common with someone, rather than looking for something to fall out about,says frontman James Skelly. But really, the melody came before any thought for the lyrics. It is pure melody, that song.
The songs accompanying animated video was directed by Dom Foster in collaboration with The Corals drummer Ian Skelly, an accomplished artist responsible for all the bands artwork. Ive been making animation videos with Dom Foster for a few years now, he says. I hand drew all the characters and Dom brought them to life I hope everyone loves it as much as we do.
Reaching Out For A Friend is the third single to be taken from Move Through The Dawn, and follows Sweet Release and recent single Eyes Like Pearls, which was playlisted at both Radio 2 and 6Music. The Coral returned recharged after a five-year hiatus with 2016s psychedelic, riff-heavy Distance Inbetween. Now with Move Through The Dawn they have come back with an album filled with perfectly crafted songs: melodic, hopeful. Move Through The Dawn is also, in true Coral fashion, eccentric. It is informed by 60s and 70s music but hardly beholden to it, and very much with its own character.
Check out the video for ‘Reaching Out For A Friend’ – BELOW:
The Coral will be celebrating the release of Move Through The Dawn by hosting the Skeleton Coast Festival at Leasowe Castle, Wirral, this Saturday, September 1st. Joining The Coral, who headline the sold-out event, will be Tim Burgess, Fuzzy Sun the first signing to Blossoms new label Very Clever – plus Skeleton Key Records artists including The Fernweh, Marvin Powell and Cut Glass Kings.
In October, The Coral will head out on a UK headline tour supported by She Drew The Gun, the acclaimed Liverpool quartet signed to Coral frontman James Skellys Skeleton Key label. The Corals keyboard player Nick Power has also written a new book, Into The Void, available now and published by Ebacc. Powers third book, Into The Void is an insightful, amusing and evocative first hand account of the recording, release and touring of Distance Inbetween.
Since their debut EP release in 2001 The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003s chart-topping Magic and Medicine. Their eight Top 40 singles include Dreaming Of You, In The Morning, Pass It On, and Dont Think Youre The First.
THE CORAL LIVE
Sep 1 Skeleton Coast Festival, Leasowe Castle, Wirral (headline set) SOLD OUT
HEADLINE TOUR OCTOBER 2018
WEDS 3 NEWCASTLE, Riverside
FRI 5 BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
SAT 6 LEEDS, Beckett Students Union
SUN 7 SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
TUE 9 BRISTOL, SWX
THURS 11 LONDON, KOKO
FRI 12 LIVERPOOL, University The Mountford Hall
SAT 13 MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Tickets on general sale now see www.thecoral.co.uk for further details