Shadow Cast is the first song from our currently in production second LP and is complemented by our debut music video!
Created by our multi-talented bassist Ryan Quarterman and aided by the equally multi-talented Martin Child of Oxford super band the August List, it brings to life the emotional resonance of a song that charts the aftermath of the death of a true friend.
While one song cannot hope to capture the depth of feeling that is being experienced by all those affected it was for me both cathartic and healing to co-write this song.
Garry had come to visit at the cottage we were living in last spring and during the course of the evening played a beautifully shaped and crafted piece of music on the resonator guitar that immediately put me in the mind and heart space to contribute lyrics.
His refrain ‘Just another rolling stone’ had multiple meanings for me in that moment and it was a case of sitting down and quickly writing how I felt while listening to him play it over a few times. The ‘chorus’ lyrics took a few more days of dropping into thought as I knew it had to really define the song.
When we laid it down as a guitar and vocal in the studio we had a few ideas about how the arrangement & instrumentation might develop but it sounded so complete that we added only the beautiful soaring swell of Ben’s violin and Richard’s harmonium chords.
So Shadow Cast is the first chapter of the bands next musical journey, a journey we look forward to sharing with you over the coming months on stage and on record!
Shadow Cast is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube, Microsoft Groove, MediaNet…