Real Estate’s Martin Courtney Shares ‘Sailboat’ Single

Hear the second single off 'Magic Sign.'

By Nate Todd Jun 6, 2022 12:32 pm PDT

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney released a new single, “Sailboat.” The song is set for the singer-songwriter forthcoming solo album, Magic Sign, due out on June 24 through Domino.

Courtney announced Magic Sign in April and shared the single “Corncob.” Martin followed by confirming a run of solo tour dates around the new album and now releases “Sailboat.”

Courtney detailed the new single:

For some reason I always assumed I did not possess a ‘license to rock’. This song is my attempt at some unlicensed rocking. I was extremely fortunate to have Matt Barrick, who drummed on the greatest rock song of the 2000s, ‘The Rat’, on this one. Couldn’t have done it any other way.

Lyrically this song is kind of about keeping things in perspective and attempting to stay positive in the face of all of the bullshit. An increasingly difficult task.

And I just thought ‘Sailboat’ was a funny name.

Listen to “Sailboat” in the visualizer video below:

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