Sunday, January 17, 2010

Like the Shadow Falling in This Place

Justin Currie of Del Amitri is releasing his second solo album this April called The Great War.

"The Great War" differs from "What Is Love For" in several ways. It is not specifically designed to push the weak-willed and suicidal over the edge of the abyss. It is a rock group record, performed live on the whole, prominently featuring two electric guitarists. It is mainly prescribed for those who desire the elevator operator selects an upper floor. Those who seek the comforting melancholy of the basement are advised to take the stairs - we'll be with you soon enough after we take a brief glimpse of how this city looks on a clear January afternoon, steam pouring from roofs and the white tops of hills on the horizon.
The man has a way with words, which is what I've always loved about Del Amitri. I didn't care too much for What Is Love For - perhaps because I've never been near the precipice - so I'm quite glad to hear he's in a better mood.