After a long musical hiatus, Scottish songwriter and musician – DAVEY HORNE – returns to the limelight with AA-rated single ‘Welcome to the Future’ and ‘Diego & Maria’.
Two sublime ’70s-style tracks, the tracks mark a welcome return for Fife’s talent and showcase the full spectrum of his enviable abilities.
Released today (August 15), “Welcome to the Future” is a crazy southern train of swampy slide guitars, bluesy bar pianos and hammond organs that get a full load of hammers and pliers.
Letting her soaring vocals and roots do the talking, “Welcome to the Future” is a song about escapism; take the time to enjoy the present, while maintaining an optimistic vision of all the promises that the future may hold for us. Wrapping personal admissions in psychedelic obscurations, it’s as temporal as it is revelatory. As Horne explains:
“In life we have ups and downs and in the past few years I’ve had a lot of them – sometimes I would definitely go crazy… This song is about trying to take my mind somewhere else. Take the listener and me to a whole other world. I refer to myself in the song but it’s really about living life right now and what the future holds. The last lyric “people you love will come back always and will grab you when you feel the tension, oh how I want you anyway”. Life can be exhausting but I love being alive.
The single is backed by the “Diego & Maria”, a story of two outlaw bounty hunters traveling through the American Midwest told with all the drama of a Bob Dylan or Nick Cave tale, and all the retro’n’gusto groove from Creedence Clearwater Revival or The Allman Brothers at the height of their powers..
Recorded at Tpot Studios in Perthshire, Scotland, both tracks were written by Davey Horne, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Echo & The Bunnymen) and engineered/mixed by Robin Evans.
Listen to the new single here: