“What’s Real sums up the broad theme of their last album ‘Face to Face’ – to challenge societal norms and expectations. ‘What’s real to you is real’. It is for the people who are given a hard time by our often condemning society. It’s about always considering everyone, and not dismissing those who may be perceived as being unusual in some way. These are the people who challenge us and we learn the most from. It’s about striving to live with as much compassion as possible. The first half of the song flows between dancy instrumental sections and more reflective verses. The duo wanted the track to then progress with quite an epic, optimistic feel, with soaring strings and a choral wall of sound in the chorus, with an exciting harmonic journey.”
The video premiered on Folk Radio in July 2021.
The shoot took place at various spots across the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh.