HEAR FIRST TRACK: ‘NEWMYER’S ROOF’ OUT ON 10 JULY 2015
EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PRE-ORDER BEGINS TODAY THROUGH PLEDGE MUSIC
The lyric video sets the scene with a Royal typewriter, a roof and cityscape.. as the lyrics are written the beat picks up. This is music that wants you to listen to the melodic tones driving the lyrics that are redolent with loss, hope as the clever phrasing as demonstrated in the chorus “No I’ve never been crucified. I’ve never been shot. I’ve never suffered or died. I’ve never been shot. but I’ve been lied to alot. There are layers of irony and self-deprecation in a clever lyric driven song with a feel good feel definitely not grungy this makes you smile.
Fans can pre-order ‘Faith in the Future’ exclusively through PLEDGE MUSIC beginning today. An EP that will feature “Newmyer’s Roof” and four non-album b-sides is free upon order.
Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cosy, rustic confines of Woodstock’s The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realise what will be a defining moment in his career.
At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, ‘Faith in the Future’ is Finn’s most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives. Much of the material on ‘Faith in the Future’ was written after the passing of Finn’s mother, and while none of the songs directly address that loss, the themes of perseverance and finding redemption can be found throughout the album.
“I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio,” Finn explains. “There’s a grandness to The Hold Steady that tends to make me write about bigger, more dramatic themes. Some of these songs are more mundane, with minor slices of life that wouldn’t best be supported by the hugeness of a rock group. It wasn’t always about what we wanted to put in, but what should we leave out? We didn’t want to sermonise or moralise. Just let these songs, and characters, be.”