Clyne says cheers to beer partners in latest collaboration with Reids Gold Brewery

A brewery in Stonehaven is teaming up with an acclaimed alt-folk singer songwriter to produce a special one-off beer.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 4:41 pm
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 5:01 pm
Colin Clyne is a singer/songwriter who is making a name for himself, both in the UK and the USA

To celebrate the release of his new single, “Where The Ships Go To Die’, Colin Clyne has commissioned a new beer in partnership with Reids Gold Brewery in Stonehaven.

The craft brewery has created a juicy, tropical celebration brew ‘Lost To The Sea’, which will be available in affiliated distributors throughout Scotland.

“We were thrilled to get the opportunity to combine our skilled crafts together to create something special,” remarked owner Barry Reid.

The latest single from the award-winning Aberdeenshire-based musician is released on August 28 and will be available on all digital download platforms.

When asked about the story behind the new single Clyne said: “I’ve spent many years working on boats. ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ was born from such a trip, where I happened across scores of boats lying on beaches, holes in their hulls, battered, broken and abandoned.

“These ships had no future, no hope, devoid of the safety, strength, and buoyancy we associate with ships.

“Friendship, family and love are also a haven for the heart. If we don’t care, maintain and respect them through the storms of these unprecedented times they too may end up on a beach like those ships.”

‘Ships’ is a follow up to Clyne’s acclaimed album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ which reached number six on iTunes Country album charts.

The cover art is a soul-stirring photograph from award winning National Geographic photographer, Saiful Huq Omi from Bangladesh. Aside from working on the new single, Colin made a cameo appearance in an upcoming short film ‘Plain Sight’ which will be premiering shortly on various platforms. Director Oliver Mitchell was delighted to have Colin’s involvement in the project which included adding to the musical score.

Clyne, who in the past lived in San Diego/Southern California in the US, has been featured by NBC in various top lists of best singer songwriters associated with the Southern Californian music scene amongst Tom Waits, Jewel and the late Jim Croce.

Clyne’s last album was described by STV as “a truly stunning collection of songs”, while BBC broadcaster Baylen Leonard remarked “a really great blend of Scottish influences and Americana all in a beautiful cacophony of sound.... really like Colin Clyne a lot.”

Aberdeen-based Clyne has a remarkable way of cutting straight through to the heart of his listeners’ emotions. With a passion for songwriting, Clyne’s story-like lyrics and original melodies expose a truly sensitive artist whose unique vocals have the power to provoke a profound response.