Abby Posner and Ships Have Sailed Get Raw and Real with the acoustic version of “Get Loud”

Abby Posner and Ships Have Sailed had turned their reaction to the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade into an anthem that conveys the frustration of big crowds against injustice in “Get Loud”. Now, this new acoustic version magnifies the pain and the emotions behind it, at the same time that highlights the talent of Ships Have Sailed and Abby Posner.

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Abby Posner and Ships Have Sailed's "Get Loud" has become a powerful anthem, resonating with listeners through its electrifying energy and its unwavering message. Now a new acoustic rendition peels back the layers, revealing the song's raw emotional core and the potent imagery woven into its lyrics.

Born from the collective anger and frustration following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the song serves as a visceral outcry against injustice. As SHS’s vocalist and songwriter Will Carpenter explains, "The initial feeling was pure anger... then the line 'ok, so it's about to get loud' just popped into my head."

Recognizing the need for a collaborator who could fully capture the song's essence, Carpenter turned to Abby Posner, a talented artist who is known for twisting the limits of folk, electronic, and pop music. Her passion, talent, and unique voice matched perfectly with the song's message. "We were feeling raw and vulnerable, angry and frustrated," Posner says. "We wanted to write a song that embodied all of these complex emotions. A song that felt like a movement."

This raw intensity permeates the song's lyrics. The opening lines paint a picture of diminishing power: "See them knockin' at the front door / Leavin' me less than what I had before." This vulnerability sparks a defiant response, a refusal to be silenced: "Seein' red, I gotta get it out / Run for cover, might get loud." This isn't about passive acceptance; it's a fierce determination to create change, a rallying cry against injustice: "From the bottom to the top yeah, our echoes break walls / It's about to get loud."

When it comes to the sound, the acoustic version strips away the rock instrumentation, placing the spotlight on the raw emotions and the powerful vocals. The chords take center stage, vibrating with a clean but still powerful sound, and providing a foundation for Carpenter's passionate vocals. The new sound also allows the harmonies to shine through more clearly, adding another layer of emotional weight and highlighting the collective spirit of the song's message. These choices amplify the strength that lies beneath the pain, the resilience born from countless setbacks. 

Beyond the immediate impact of the song's message, "Get Loud" also showcases the artistic evolution of Ships Have Sailed. The band, originally formed by Carpenter and drummer Art Andranikyan, has carved its niche in the indie rock scene with its blend of "uplifting melodies" and "conscientious lyrics." Their sound, described as "sincere indie rock with an unabashed pop structure," has resonated with audiences worldwide, leading to international tours and industry recognition.

"Get Loud," in both its original and acoustic forms, stands as a testament to Ships Have Sailed's ability to translate powerful emotions into compelling music. The song serves not only as a call to action but also as a beacon of hope, reminding us that even in the face of adversity, our voices can and will be heard.

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