Manchester based grunge outfit release their latest single, ‘Gorilla Man’. A delicate and evocative track, the single is an eloquent exploration into frontman Ru Cowl’s love for his stepfather .
Backing the vocals is a wonderfully heartfelt acoustic guitar, providing a melody that serves to carry the lyrics to their emotive peak. It is fitting of the undoubtedly personal lyrics and highlights the beauty of the relationship in crystal clear detail.
Speaking of the track, Cowl said: ‘Being completely blunt, the song is about honesty. At a time when I was in a particularly grey frame of mind, I spent a little while reflecting on some of the beautiful relationships I have had the privilege to experience. This song is my way of giving thanks to my father Andy, someone who poured an immeasurable amount of love into my childhood.
I found myself feeling completely absorbed with fascination for his character whilst my grandmother (his mother) was in hospital. I was truly humbled and given an incredible lesson as to what it means to be a good son. As I played around with some ideas, one in particular had an innocence that brought me back to my childhood, and to my relationship with Andy. I didn’t come up with anything particularly complex in either the instrumental or the vocal, this simplicity breathes vulnerability into the track. These elements combine to ensure the message of acknowledging the struggle of those you love, whilst showing gratitude to them for the joy they have given you is infectiously poignant from the very first listen.”
This comes off the back of a stellar 2019 for the band, with shows at a wide range of festivals including: Reading and Leeds, Kendal Calling and Live At Leeds as well as radio play for Huw Stephens.
Listen to the track HERE.