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Leisure Cruise Turn Doom and Gloom into Cheerful Synth-Pop on ‘Sailing’

NYC duo transform apocalyptic "What if?" scenario into sunny optimism

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // August 12, 2013

Not everyone wonders what would happen if man was forced to leave Earth and colonize another planet. Arranger/composer Dave Hodge and singer/songwriter Leah Siegel did, though, imagining a “final leisure cruise for the human race” and inspiring the duo’s name. Though the idea may be the stuff of ominous, dystopian fears, the duo’s first single “Sailing” is anything but: a sunny, optimistic, synth-pop track screaming “Carpe Diem” through your headphones.

 “Sailing” is the first track from the duo’s upcoming eponymous debut album.