STIRLING group Constant Follower, led by Stephen McAll, and folk guitarist ‘Scott William Urquhart are teaming up for a collaborative album ‘Even Days Dissolve’ which will be released on 14th April.

Inspired by ‘the grand old man of Scottish poetry’, Norman MacCaig, the album is said to be an enchanting and meditative collection that draws from the talents of both thoughtful and uniquely talented musicians.

New single ‘Watching The Black River Run’ encapsulates this wonderfully. The second track to be heard from the forthcoming album, it sees finger-picked melodies meld beautifully with McAll’s deep vocals – while delicate harmonies are provided by Constant Follower’s Amy Campbell. An enchanting listen, you can check it out below.

Speaking about ‘‘Even Days Dissolve’, Stephen McAll said: “The magic in music for me is all about collaboration. Finding people who inspire me to make better music, then working with them and creating something between us that’s better than what either of us could have made alone. It’s been an honour to work so closely with Scott William Urquhart on this album. He’s someone whom I’ve admired for some time – unquestionably up there with the best acoustic guitarists at the moment in Scotland, and such a beautiful writer of songs.

“Bringing two of these songs together with the voice of our beloved Norman MacCaig has been a real highlight of this project. His poetry was introduced to me by my high school teacher Mrs Tatarkowski, and it was the first prose I was able to read and understand when I was recovering from a traumatic head injury. So his work holds a deep space in my heart. I don’t think any poet or songwriter has matched his ability to capture the space and wonder of the natural beauty of Scotland.”