BILLY BRAGG Back In Town – New Album New Single

New, daily sonic impulses

15 July 2021

Artist: BILLY BRAGG (Barking, Essex, England)
Active: Since 1977 / 14 studio albums, so far

New LP: THE MILLION THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED
Out: 8th October 2021

Bragg: “The Million Things That Never Happened isn’t about the pandemic
per se, but the highs and lows of what we’ve been through provide the backdrop
for the album, as they have done for all our lives over these past two years.”

Album trailer

New single: I WILL BE YOUR SHIELD

Bragg: “To me, this is the heart and soul of the album. I’ve come to the conclusion
that empathy is the currency of music — that our job as songwriters is to help people
come to terms with their feelings by offering them examples of how others may have
dealt with a situation similar to that in which listeners find themselves. After what we’ve
ll been through, the idea of being a shield, physically, emotionally, psychologically, really resonates.”

I Will Be Your Shield is an appealing, heart-to-heart,
and soul-stirring piano ballad (think Nick Cave).

Tender and touching…

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