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Arab Strap Share New Song, 'Aphelion'
Christian Eede , January 13th, 2022 15:34

It appears on a new two-track 7-inch from the duo

Arab Strap have released a new song, 'Aphelion'.

It's one of two new cuts from the duo that will appear together on a 7-inch single in March – the record's B-side is titled 'Flutter'. Both songs were written and recorded by the duo during the sessions for their 2021 album As Days Get Dark. You can listen to 'Flutter' above.

Speaking about the new cuts, Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat said in a statement: "These two songs were written, recorded and mixed during the sessions for As Days Get Dark but as much as we loved them, we couldn't find a place for them on the final album. Maybe it's because they seem to have their own distinct identities, but sometimes a song just sounds better on its own, when it's not part of a crowd and vying for attention. So, to celebrate the anniversary of the album's release, we present As Days Get Dark's two runaway loners; a couple of black sheep who might not click with the rest of the family but, even though they aren't very happy, are still worth a cuddle."

Rock Action will release Aphelion / Flutter on March 4, 2022.