Manchester, New Hampshire, musician Mike Skinner has just released “Pirates,” his second full-length album. “I see “Pirates” as a triumph of the spirit,” the guitarist said. “Despite adversity, You can get through life’s trials. I have found many folks who may not be on the exact same journey as me but are willing travelers.
The ten songs that comprise the acoustic pop sounds of “Pirates” still address angst and accountability, love and loss, but anger is replaced by a degree of acceptance. Skinner sings in the title cut: “A sturdy ship from those at hand will help your passage, Deliver you to a new land…Position your ship so that the sun shines in their faces.”