Fresh from the vaults this week is ‘Change The Words’ from the album SubSuburbia by ex Fat White Family drummer Dan Lyons.
On this track, Dan sings about the existential nature of songwriting within the context of modern pop music. There’s a toxic love story woven in amongst the words too that comes to light on lines like” You don’t like each other’s company, but it’s all you’ve got”.
Since the 50s there’s been a constant regurgitation and repetition of sound and styles and genres ,but because we all have a unique perspective of the world,every individual manages to make thier song their own.
‘Change The Words’ goes on to open up into a tasteful guitar solo reminiscent of George Harrison’s style and sound before it sinks back down to the closing lyric”I’ll take the blame”. ‘Change The Words’ is a window into the potential of Dan’s expressive songwriting talent, perhaps known better as a drummer for bands like Fat White Family and Phobophobes, Dan has settled on the Kent coast in Margate UK with his partner Freya Warsi, where he then stepped out as a solo artist.
On the live front Dan has supported The Libertines on their UK tour, French psych-punk band La Femme and went on his own headline tour of the UK along with European dates when SubSuburia came out.
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Written by: Tara