Ents South Wales continues to look at the stories behind the new music releases.
Amber Van Day – Kids On The Corner
Singer/Songwriter Amber Van Day’s Kids In The Corner is included in the epic opening scenes in the first minutes of the Netflix series, Fate: The Winx Saga and is currently wowing viewers around the globe
Amber says of the track which was originally released in 2020: “Kids in the Corner is about being true to yourself – about the diversity and power that lies in vulnerability. The song is about letting go of labels and not being pressured by unrealistic expectations. Even though society seems more connected than ever, I know the world can feel very lonely.”
Goldford – Walk With Me
LA-based singer-songwriter GoldFord and AG wrote Walk With Me during the early stages of lockdown, which also made the recording of the song a challenge. GoldFord and the backing vocalists had to social distance while recording their parts, while the instrumental parts were all completed remotely.
“I wrote Walk With Me just as the world was coming undone,” says GoldFord. “If I could talk to myself right now, all that I would want to hear is that it’s going to be OK. It was one of those rare moments where you caught the emotion and the song wrote itself.”
Rag‘n’Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
Rag‘n’Bone Man’s All You Ever Wanted is the first single from his new album Life By Misadventure, the follow-up to the top-selling debut, Human. The bulk of the album was produced and recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo at his studio just outside Nashville and has been recorded purposefully like a live album – the sound is real and 100% human. One song was even recorded in Rag‘n’Bone Man’s garage.
All You Ever Wanted is propelled by choppy rhythm guitars and a restlessness we’re all currently feeling. Rory Graham, aka Rag‘n’Bone Man, says “I’d felt sad looking around Brighton and London where I grew up, remembering all those cool places that aren’t there anymore,”
“We had quite a time to live with the songs this time around,” Rag‘n’Bone Man explains. “Too often, how I’d done things before, was that we’d written a song and I had to sing it the same day, and that was the version we’d use on the album. This way, it was far easier to get real emotion into the music.”