Just when you think everything in life is running according to plan, along comes one fell blow from Mother Nature to remind you that she has other ideas. Sticking to his promise of giving away a free song each month up to the release of a full album debut, the next offering from Manchester-based melodic connoisseur Songs For Walter is yet another of his own wildly imaginative takes on something far darker than might first appear.
“It’s a commentary on how vicious and unforgiving nature can seem at times,” he reveals. “Almost like God or Mother Nature or whoever is taking an unavoidable, cruel path and there's nothing those underfoot can do about it.”
Exploring an altogether new subject matter to the family-oriented themes of Songs For Walter’s debut EP but falling closer to its stripped back sound, here the brutality of nature and life's inevitable lack of control is at the forefront. Tongue firmly placed in cheek, airy vocals recall The Shins at their most wistful whilst reinforcing fantastical ideas such as that of gluing a snail’s broken shell back together.
It’s no surprise that Songs For Walter has touched the hearts of everyone from Jarvis Cocker to Steve Lamacq winning airplay across their BBC 6music shows. These are songs that people can relate to - meticulously gentle all the while spanning generations through unpolished reflections of the past, present and future. It just goes to show that man or beast, you never quite know what’s waiting for you around the corner.
Building a momentum to release a free single each month up until Summer 2013, in which a lovely piece of vinyl will be released documenting this amazing story of 'Songs For Walter'.
'Longlisted' for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2013
"Entirely beautiful" NME
"Irresistibly tuneful gems that you'll find yourself playing on repeat for days" Under The Radar Magazine
released May 20, 2013
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