Johnny Marr and Maxine Peak have collaborated on a music & spoken word project, around the theme of ‘What it feels like to be alive in the UK right now’.
The first release is a sobering start, featuring Molly Windsor who I last saw in the BBC’s Three Girls. The words are taken from a diary kept by Joe Gallagher who spent time on the streets in Edinburgh.
The music is excellent, and would easily standalone without the spoken word, but it is the narrative that provides a dose of realism and edge to the track. I’m looking forward to more releases from this project in 2018.
For further information, there is a great interview over on the Guardian site.
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