5 June, 2020Print
Dateline: June 5th, 2020: Elvis Costello releases "No Flag,” recorded in Helsinki, Finland.
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.
Asked about the choice of recording location, Costello, explained, "I wanted to go somewhere nobody knew me. So, this is 'The Helsinki Sound.'"
The instrumental credits list only: "Elvis Costello - Mouth, Drum, Fender Jazzmaster, Hammond Organ and Bass."
"No Flag" was recorded by Eetu Seppälä - assisted by Tim Mikkkola - in Helsinki and mixed by Sebastian Krys in Los Angeles.
The song is also featured in a new illustrated clip by Eamon Singer and Arlo McFurlow.
Both the song and the lyric video are available now from Concord Records by electrical wire.
“No Flag” audio link: https://found.ee/ElvisCostelloNoFlag
“No Flag” video link: https://found.ee/ElvisCostelloNoFlagYT
Look out for the next installment of this story on July 10th.