Published May 31, 2016Ontario singer-songwriter Brooklyn Doran is readying her debut full-length titled These Paper Wings, and Exclaim! is giving you the first listen to the brand new single from which it takes its name — "Paper Wings."
"The song began as a poem that I wrote several years ago, that I revisited when writing for the album," Doran tells Exclaim! "The track tells the story of Icarus, but is told from the perspective of the sun."
The introspective indie-folk ballad is driven by tenderly plucked guitar and Doran's soothing vocals, with gentle percussion propelling the tune towards a fuller sound. It was recorded at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton with Dan Hosh and Scott Peacock before Elliott Brood's Stephen Pitkin took over mastering duties.
You can hear the precious, polished-up final cut right now in the player below.