Listen to The Lake Poets’ ‘Shipyards’ the theme song for Sunderland ‘Til I Die

The theme song for Sunderland ‘Til I Die is gorgeous

The British singer songwriter The Lake Poets’ sad song ‘Shipyards‘ is the theme song for Sunderland ‘Til I Die. The new Netflix documentary series released earlier in the month.


It is a song that perfectly illustrates the theme of the eight-episode hit documentary series. A series about Sunderland A.F. C.’s relegation from the EFL Championship, and what happened in the events leading up to it.

The Lake Poets, aka Sunderland-based singer songwriter Martin Longstaff, is a multi-instrumentalist known for his sad, evocative songs. So it is nice one of the town’s own was chosen to contribute such a gorgeous song for the series that has really grabbed Sunderland fans’ hearts.

As for Martin Longstaff, he usually performs solo with just an acoustic guitar, and currently has one studio album and two EPs released. His music is often played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

Longstaff says his musical tends to be influenced by artists like Damien Rice, Wilco and Feist.

Shipyards‘ itself is from The Lake Poets’ self-titled debut studio album.

Learn more about The Lake Poets on his website, and listen to the theme song for Sunderland ‘Til I Die in the video below.

You can also listen to his debut studio album in its entirety in the Spotify widget below that.

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