Song of the Day: Nick Mulvey – Star Nation

“In these times of death and rebirth we live, heal and serve” is one of multiple totemic lines from Mercury Prize-nominated Nick Mulvey’s new single Star Nation, an invitation to cultivate radical joy in times of ‘great turning’. The song is a microscope into the musical exploration Nick has gone on over the four years since his critically acclaimed second record Wake Up Now. Star Nation is both a tender and stark beginning, which speaks about finding answers in times of deep crisis through courage, rituals and playfulness, with a video directed by Kate Bellm forming a stunning accompaniment. The song sets the scene for Mulvey’s third album, New Mythology, announced today and set to be released on 10 June 2022 on Fiction Records. New Mythology is an album that centers on “interbeing”, the interconnectedness we share with all life, a collection of songs that meets this moment in time head-on and shows Mulvey’s exceptional talent for putting complex, philosophical ideas into three-minute songs.  Enjoy the tune!