British-born, French-raised Hero Fisher returns to release her sophomore LP Glue Moon. Conceived as a sister song to previous single ‘Sylvie’, ‘Push The Boat Out’ is inspired partly by scenes from Marilynne Robinson’s seminal novel ‘Housekeeping’. This is what we all imagine Lana Del Rey should sound like. Hero crafts a dream like atmosphere which sits perfectly under her dulcet vocals.
Full of lush idyllic and affecting lyrical imagery, it’s a dream-like nocturne set by a lake under a big pale green moon. The haunting choral elements and almost speech like vocals give the track a melodic richness. The way the lyrics roll off her tongue with thought and emotion in each syllable nearly imitates a poem rather than a song, something which really makes Push The Boat Out memorable.
It’s a song about the inevitability of change in life, as we shed old skins and push ahead, while respecting and enjoying the memory of things that are lost to us.
The video is made from Super-8 projections of Hero’s family home videos and as such feels like a sentimental companion to the ‘Sylvie’ video’s found footage style gothic romance.