Elvis Costello has given us a new song called “No Flag,”
Although he recorded the track in February, the song is fitting for the current frustrations plaguing the world. “No time for this kind of love/No flag waving high above,” Costello sings. “No sign for the dark place that I live/No God for the damn that I don’t give.”
Traveling alone to the Finnish capital on February 16th, Costello worked for three days at Suomenlinnan Studio, a recording facility a twenty-minute ferry ride from downtown Helsinki.
Elvis says “I wanted to go somewhere nobody knew me, so, this is ‘The Helsinki Sound.’”