Following last December’s “Small Hours EP”, the Wirrall, UK bred singer-songwriter Shaun Lanceley, guitarist in Liverpool based SirenSong, and Oh Well Goodbye, releases a crushing bitter ballad, “Thor’s Stone”, WL//WH is very pleased to premiere, dealing with the emotional turmoil of Brexit’s plain lies and deceptions.
“A wishful plea that if we could all just come to terms with the fact that politicians lie to us all, we could come together (rather than push each other away) to find a better future.”
Jangly atmospheric moods, with a strong folksy feel, wrap around poignant, sparkling guitar strings to strum and glisten hypnotically through low throbbing bassline and steady, punchy beats, while sad, brooding male vocals long in bittersweet memories with airy back-up harmonies and somber tinkling piano notes to send shivering sentiments down an aching spine.
Nostalgic lyrics see childhood momento and the lives surrounding it through the disillusioned eye of a grown man, whose hopes and ideals lie shattered by the blatant lies and hypocrisies of systematic oppression.
An emotional clip montage about “Brexit” and the heated rift it created between friends, family, and citizenship at the hands of dishonest politicians.
Video footage of breaking news segments, protests in the streets, and parliamentary debates form a tragic story full of anger, deception, and pain set against Shaun Lanceley’s contemplative walk through a nature area known as Thurstaston, where the mysterious “Thor’s Stone” resides amongst the beautiful panoramic views of grassy fields and wooded areas that reach out to Liverpool Bay and North Wales.
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