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The Girobabies, ‘Dear Monday’- New Single Release Announcement!
In the past, The Girobabies music has been imaginatively described as, Scheme Punk, Baffling Ned Punk and Gutter Rock, these expressive stamps may have had their place in order to describe a momentary creative framework from project to project, however they do not define the overall transformative, redefining nature of this Glaswegian outfits music and members who have come and gone over the past ten years, leaving an indelible mark towards their current explorative creative energy and tone.
Founder, and lead protagonist, Mark McGhee has consistently directed his distinctive, sharp-witted personality into an incomparable delivery of crossover song/ rap and spoken word, fulled by social commentary, self-awareness and humour, which he channels so fervently through the Girobabies project and has always left himself wide-open to collaboration and experimentation in his song-writing and music making conduct. Over the years, Marks ability to shape-shift in such a progressive, imaginative way, alongside numerous musicians, producers, and poets from throughout Scotland has given much room for creative maneuvering and expansion, experiencing many highs, as of equal measure lows as a band project.
It has been over 3 years since Girobabies released their album ‘Who Took Utopia?’, so it was with much anticipation and excitement to hear of their recently announced new single ‘Dear Monday’ which is set to be released on Monday 4th March 2019 over on Bandcamp. Both, Giro drummer, Gordon Duncan, and vocalist, Mark McGhee have collaborated on this fresh sounding single track, alongside Perthshire based producer, Macapella, forging a bright and brilliant sounding track that is bass-driven and experimental in its nature.
Gordon D has brought forth an inventive psychedelic feel to the track, placing curiously captivating guitar textures and mindfully located synth within the track, as samples and dynamic backing vocals are situated around Marks gripping, rhymical lyrical flow. Instrumentally, the track sounds bright and fresh with soft edges, yet packs a punch vocally with its directness and force. The band are currently working on a music video to accompany the song alongside their photographer/videographer, Martin Windebank, and have recently posted photos over on their music media page of Giros bassist, Jo D’arc laying down basslines behind a blue screen! The band is keen to kick off celebrations of their 10th anniversary year as a constantly changing, progressive band with this current new single, so make sure to join them on their journey of both old & new.
This will cost you dearly
Check out Mark & Gordon in the studio below, providing a
taster of ‘Dear Monday’.
Please, pre-order the CD or digital download over on Bandcamp on the link below as it will help support the bands return properly after three years. More announcements shall be made in due course as they celebrate a decade of the highs, the lows – https://thegirobabies.bandcamp.com/album/dear-monday
In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others.
Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far.
Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel Rousers.org, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments.
I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence.
I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours"
My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more.......
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