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Wednesday 1 March 2023

Lonely City

Let's kick off March with a short song, one that comes in at just two minutes and twenty seven seconds (anything under three minutes is short yeah?). Paul Simonon has teamed up with Galen Ayres (daughter of Kevin Ayres, legendary psychedelicist and member of The Soft Machine) as Galen And Paul, and they've written and recorded an album. The first song from it is Lonely City, a sweet and loose duet about holiday homes and gentrification with just the two voices, a pair of acoustic guitars and a trumpet, and Paul singing 'Yeah yeah yeah yeah' with utter conviction. 

The album, Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day? is out on my birthday in May so that makes things easy for me. Paul Simonon can pretty much do no wrong as far as I'm concerned so this song and the forthcoming album are good news indeed.


Charity Chic said...

A pleasant little ditty

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Nick L said...

Nice, pleasant summary tune isn't it. Bodes well for the album...wonder if he'll be using his bass on it anywhere?