Fresh Sounds: Tom McGuire & the Brassholes – D.R.E.A.D
Glasgow funk powerhouse Tom McGuire & The Brassholes released their highly anticipated next single D.R.E.A.D.
This new killer funk is following up their 2021 singles Super Solid Soul Vehicle and Oh Savanna (with horns arrangements by Liam Shortallfrom corto.alto).After the success of their debut record and viral single Ric Flair, with barnstorming festival seasons and sell-out shows across Glasgow, including the QMU, the group continues their exciting 2nd phase as Scotland’s foremost funk outfit. The song is classic heavy funk, following the lead of James Brown and Tower of Power, replete with blasting horns, histrionic backing vocals, rhythmic gibberish chants, ripping synth solos, and tortured screaming, combining to depict that very particular feeling. A dense journey through the depths of madness, all experienced before breakfast, delivered in a slab of high energy, grooving funk.
Listen to Tom McGuire & The Brassholesnew single D.R.E.A.D:
D.R.E.A.D is a piece born of the confusing and fractured era of lockdown. It is a song about the feeling of being entirely overwhelmed with not only the day-to-day stresses of life, but self-doubt, self-loathing, hopelessness and questions about the meaning and worth of anything at all. All of this descending the very moment your eyes open, first thing in the morning. This is an experience that I found myself confronted by often during lockdown. I have tried to encapsulate that quite brutal yet very human experience in this song, says Tom McGuire.
Watch below Tom McGuire & The Brassholesnew single D.R.E.A.D:
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