Somebody Else Instead
A track with a guitar so rough you can hear every single string, and a lyric that's honest and raw, yet still manages to sound uplifting: Christy's new single "Somebody Else Instead" completes his new acoustic EP of the same title.
The Scottish songwriter has made a name of himself through anthemic folk pop songs and stripped back acoustic tunes with crystal clear lucidity. For this EP, he's concentrating on the latter.
Opening with an acoustic version of "When We Get Old", the EP offers a chill, gut-wrenching display of Christy's craftsmanship. The soft wail of "Forever" continues the journey of a love lost and mourned, handing hope over to "A Better Place" (mixed by Jonathan Gilmore, known for his work with The 1975, beabadoobee, Rag'n'Bone Man) with its lugubrious piano. The record closes with the almost joyess weariness of "Somebody Else Instead".
"'Somebody Else Instead', the title track of this stripped back acoustic EP, is a song I wrote that perfectly encapsulates the feeling I felt when I was trying to move on past a relationship," says Christy. "I felt like I was just trying to replace them constantly. Then I had a thought, that when you are in a relationship, all you really do is waste your time with that person, so maybe that’s what love is, wasting your time with the right person but having the most fun doing nothing."
Somebody Else Instead is out on June 11th. "This whole EP is my journey up to now of how I have felt about moving on. I hope everyone listens to this and hears every bit of emotion I have felt making it."
Christy is available for interviews, take overs and live sessions.
FORMAT: digital ep
01 When We Get Old (Acoustic)
03 A Better Place (3:34)
04 Somebody Else Instead (Demo)
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"When We Get Old"