‘Everybody Becomes a Problem Eventually’ details how to deploy a strategy on how to trick your lover when it comes to affairs of the heart. Lyrically Paul is looking at how people can act in a devious fashion when it comes to gaining power in personal relationships.
The single is taken from Paul’s recent album Cult Leader Tactics. A satire on the genre of self-help manuals, it details how to get to the top of your chosen profession, or how to get on in life in general and in affairs of the heart, by acting in a Machiavellian manner and employing dirty tricks or ‘Cult Leader Tactics’ to achieve your life goals. After experiencing these types of human behaviour and themes, the album arrives at the conclusion the only true answer in life is love.
Paul plays all the instruments on the single, as well as the majority of the instruments across the album’s 11-tracks, including guitars, drum machines and synthesisers. The album was produced with long-time collaborator, acclaimed producer Paul ‘P-Dub’ Walton at the latter’s Loft Studios, with additional engineering by Scott Knapper.
Watch the visualizer for ‘Everybody Becomes a Problem Eventually’ – BELOW:
Cult Leader Tactics features a collaboration with acclaimed musician and producer Steven Wilson on the co-written ‘Omega Man’, and guest appearances from Gamaliel ‘Gam’ Rendle Traynor from the band Sweat, who played, arranged and engineered all strings (recorded at Sweat Studios, Peckham, London), as well as a 288-person C.L.T. Lockdown Choir who sing on ‘Lyin’ Bout Who U Sleep With’.
Cult Leader Tactics tracklist:
Cult Leader Tactics
Cult Leader Tactics in E-Flat Minor
You’ve Got No Life Skills, Baby!
U Killed My Fish
Everyone Becomes A Problem Eventually
Talkin’ Behind My Back
Lyin’ ‘Bout Who U Sleep With
Paul begins his UK tour today, playing stripped back versions of songs from the new album, Spooky Action and Mansun classics and rarities:
9 Wed Manchester – Deaf Institute
10 Thu Chester – The Live Rooms
11 Fri Sheffield – The Leadmill
12 Sat Newcastle upon Tyne – St Doms
14 Mon Cardiff – The Globe
15 Tue Exeter – Exeter Phoenix
16 Wed Bristol – The Fleece
17 Thu Norwich – The Waterfront Studio
18 Fri Bedford – Bedford Esquires
21 Mon Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
22 Tue Brighton – Komedia
23 Wed London – Islington Assembly Hall
25 Fri Birmingham – O2 Institute 3
27 Sun Glasgow – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Listen to the XS Noize interview with Paul Draper about Cult Leader Tactics – BELOW: