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Multi-instrumentalist and songstress GALEN AYERS and former The Clash
bassist PAUL SIMONON have a colaborative album, named Can We Do
Tomorrow Another Day? out on 19 May.
I’ll be a pretty special one as the pair wrote a collection of bilingual duets, with both of them singing in English and Spanish and explore a variety of European music cultures.
The album began coming together in lockdown, which Simonon spent in a Mallorcan fishing village writing music and painting. As COVID-19 restrictions lifted, he began working with local musicians and busking in front of cafes in Palma. He ended up spending 18 months there and returned to London to work on his ideas further with Ayers.
Simonon “I remember how when I was in The Clash, our manager Bernie Rhodes would tell us that Andrew Loog Oldham locked Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their kitchen. He said, ‘I’m not letting you out until you’ve written a song.’ That’s effectively what Galen and I did. We would spend every evening writing yet another song.”
First single LONELY TOWN is a sweet, little pop ditty.
Melacholic and catchy. You can sing/hum/whistle along.
Pre-order album info here.