SONG PICK: Declan Welsh and the Decadent West – Another One
Over a year into the pandemic, everyone has to say something about it. It is maybe our only truly collective experience, and artists of all disciplines are making it their subject too. Of course, we have heard plenty of pandemic-related songs by now, yet the aptly named “Another One” stands out. It marks the new single by Scottish indie-rock band Declan Welsh and the Decadent West on their musical journey for releasing their EP in fall this year. While instantly appealing, “Another One” is not just all smooth sailing. The edgy track takes unexpected turns and keeps us glued listening, curious what’s next. The lyrics are as brilliant as the song’s production: How carefree a touch seemed, how normal and strange // How’s everyone doing? Does anything change? // (Oh It’s been a year).
Asked about their new single, Declan Welsh says:
“Another One” is a song about being far apart from each other, and specifically about the very strange year we’ve all spent indoors. It’s a wee journey, musically and lyrically, and I think the tune sort of reflects the way different emotions are constantly competing in your head when you have too much time to reflect. It’s about boredom, anxiety, fear, aimlessness, hope and looking forward to seeing other people again.
All these confusing feelings packed in one magnificent song. “Another One” is intelligent indie-rock at its best!
Listen to “Another One,” our Song Pick of the Day:
Photo Credit: Sedona May