TRACK PREMIERE: Crawford Mack – Depends On Where You Stand

Crawford Mack

Crawford Mack is not your average new artist. His fellow Glaswegians would argue that he is not particularly new for starters, given his regular live performances across the city. With his debut solo album set to drop in the fall, the singer-songwriter teases listeners with new offering ‘Depends On Where You Stand’, set for release on Friday 17th July 2020.

Crawford’s music and lyrics are drawn from a voracious appetite for reading as wide a variety of literature – from pulp to classics. Intimately involved in all aspects of his art; Crawford is not just a composer and lyricist, but a video and art director, the whole focused on the perfect expression of his musical vision.

Upcoming single ‘Depends On Where You Stand’ was recorded during sessions for his debut album in Antwerp. An exercise in powerful subtlety, the gracious track weaves a string-led melody of guitars and strings around the tale of two individuals struggling to find a middle ground of communication. It is simple, effective and affecting.

Elaborating on his interpretation of the track, Crawford tells us: “The track focuses on a meeting in an art gallery between two people that are out of awkward pleasantries to exchange. No amount of hastily formed opinions on the artwork displayed can drown out what they are neglecting to discuss. They play-out a Hollywood-Esq sequence of trying not to be caught sneaking a glance, whilst attempting to give each other enough space by dancing around each other at a pace that is as excruciating as it is conspicuous.”

The jazz-trained singer, guitarist and lyricist, broke free of his training to create a musical sound that, in his words, found ‘the sweet spot between Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell’. Casting his net wide, Crawford has played with a variety of musicians on projects; crossing genres from his original jazz background, through to rock, electronic, and classical music. Those experiences were finally distilled into a settled line-up of players, a trusted producer and a journey to Antwerp to record his upcoming debut album.

“The track focuses on a meeting in an art gallery between two people that are out of awkward pleasantries to exchange. No amount of hastily formed opinions on the artwork displayed can drown out what they are neglecting to discuss. They play-out a Hollywood-Esq sequence of trying not to be caught sneaking a glance, whilst attempting to give each other enough space by dancing around each other at a pace that is as excruciating as it is conspicuous.” – Crawford Mack

Listen to ‘Depends On Where You Stand’ – BELOW:

 

‘Depends On Where You Stand’ will be available to stream from Friday 17th July 2020.

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