Monday, 5 May 2014
Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn To Monsters - Juan Antonio
"It's a song about a lovely moment I had whilst swimming in the sea last year. Feeling that there was no one else in the world except me and my girlfriend and thinking we'd be fine if we just floated away together."
That's how young Kyle Wood, a.k.a. Lovers Turn To Monsters, describes his brand new single Juan Antonio. The West Lothian singer-songwriter has teamed up with Common Records pal (and boss!) Andrew Pearson for a forthcoming album Everything We Miss, which comes out on tasty vinyl on 11th August, and this track is the first taste of what to expect from the pair.
Wood's introverted lyrics, yearning for a moment in time to be elongated, are front and centre in this track, against a melodic and subtle guitar arrangement provided by Pearson. The feeings of contentment swell and unleash at the end.
I'm forever singing Lovers Turn To Monsters praises, and here in tow with Andrew Pearson, I think it's easily visible why. Together the pair represent two of Scotland's best lo-fi singer-songwriters, able to draw master the art of simple and endearing melodies and to engulf listeners with their malleable use of words and metaphors.
Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn To Monsters - Juan Antonio is available to download FREE now from Common Records. Get it here, or from the widget below.
There is also a launch gig happening on Wednesday 28th May at The 13th Note in Glasgow with support from Lidh, adullboy and From Paris To Prison. Tickets are £5 and available to order here. See you down the front with my lighter haudin' back the tears.