Van Morrison – Only A Song (Official Video)
El msico irlands Van Morrison present “Only A Song”, second adelanto of “Latest Record Project: Volume 1”, his 42 studio album to be released next May 7 on digital platforms and will have special editions on vinyl and CD.
It is a song crossed by sounds related to the jazz, el rhythm & blues y el soul as with the rest of the compositions that make up the album.
This is clear from the songs that have already been unveiled -the other is “Latest Record Project”, which gives title to the work- and from the information released by the record company regarding the rest of the cuts.
In this sense, the rhythm & blues of “Jealousy”, the country sound of “A Few Bars Early” and the garage rock of “Stop Bitching, Do Something” stand out; like Don Black’s collaboration on the lyrics of “Love Should Come With A Warning” and the autobiographical “Mistaken Identity.”
There is a fierce look from the artist regarding contemporary life, traversed globally by the coronavirus pandemic.
But there is also a fierce gaze from the artist regarding contemporary life, traversed globally by the coronavirus pandemic and its corresponding social limitations.
“Dead Beat Saturday Night” is proof of this with verses like “without life, without concerts, without choice, without voice” reminiscent of the Irish musician’s crusade against restrictions and the doubts that he publicly expressed about the veracity of the official information that circulates; like “Where Have All The Rebels Gone”, which regrets the absence of critical thinking.
The truth is that beyond ideologies, the advances of this new work make it clear that the author of “Gloria” and “Dancing In The Moonlight” maintains the direction and the musical validity.