I've posted three new tracks up here from what I hope to be another album worth of songs.
This time around, inspired very much by the last chapter of Tim's book (for which, many Thanks btw...) there will be a loose theme to the collection (the various effects of globalization), and Polski Delikatesy seems to have the right mix of mundane exoticism and daftness to be the title of such a hideously overblown conceit! (It also sounds like an old prog rock band name, which can only help...). So, that's the plan and I've sketched out quite a few lyrics and have (again) loose ideas for subjects to write on, which is often half the battle.
The three tracks are already quite varied. The most accessible is probably "England in the Rain". It's another very old song that's been resucitated and amended thanks to the inspiration cited above. The lyric takes the form of a letter from an expat Englander stationed in Bangkok pining for an ex- back in Blighty. I hope that the musical nod to a very familiar piece from the late 70s provides a suitably romantic backdrop to what, I hope, is a quite touching little piece. I was initially thinking of a sort of inversion of the old colonial 'white man's burden' thing - white guy forced by economics to scratch a living thousands of miles from home - but I hope, in the end, it transcends that rather reductive initial design and is just a song of separated and rued lost love.
"(Would You Love Me) If I was Real" is a Madcap discard. It seemed too long and bleak for that collection, but I'm hoping it may be more at home on these more exotically stacked shelves. It fits better here thematically, I hope, because of it's subject matter - the way that we become lonelier, more fragmented selves as technology supposedly brings us closer together.
Finally, "Polski Delikatesy" is just, well, weird shit...
Hope you like them.
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