It's almost Christmas, a time to think about the people who mean the most to you.
For some, it's about buying presents, picking out something just right for the important people in your life. For Wakefield's Skinny Living, though, it's about music, about putting your thoughts down in words.
The band have breezed through 2018, releasing some incredible music and playing some outstanding shows, with their tender acoustic soul reaching undreamed of heights.
Closing the year in style, Skinny Living are ready to share something new, and have handed 'I Still Love You' to Clash.
Out on Friday (November 30th) it's a gorgeous, gilded return, stark in its simplicity but still so warm, so romantic.
The band's Ryan Johnston explains:
"This song is nothing more than a love song, it was first written with the intent to say 'I love you...' but through the process of writing, it became a song reaching out through the pain and challenges of a testing relationship to attempt to put into words unconditional love. It shows a want for a moment of peace within the madness, a need for recognition that neither are getting any younger and a request to put the past aside. Not to forget it but to forgive it and attempt to restore some of the passion lost by dark times."
"The guitar tone is warm and distinctive, mirroring the emotion and soul of the vocal. Releasing a live version of this song was really important to us because it gives the performance freedom from the restriction of time and let’s it’s unique structure move naturally with the classic instrumentation which in its self was a conscious decision so not to muddy up the sentiment and direct nature of the lyric."
Tune in now.
Catch Skinny Living at the following shows:
21 Wakefield Warehouse 23
8 Dublin Whelan’s Upstairs
9 Belfast Speakeasy
11 Newcastle The Cluny 2
12 Glasgow King Tuts
14 Manchester The Deaf Institute
15 Sheffield The Leadmill 2
17 Brighton The Hope & Ruin
18 Bristol Exchange
19 London Omeara
21 Nottingham The Bodega
22 Birmingham The Castle & Falcon
For tickets to the latest Skinny Living shows click HERE.
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