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Listen: Shayne P Carter - I Know Not Where I Stand (UTR Premiere)

Listen: Shayne P Carter - I Know Not Where I Stand (UTR Premiere)

Friday 5th August, 2016 9:38AM

Next month will see Shayne P Carter release his highly-anticipated album Offsider, from which we've already heard the stunning Silver Scroll nominated single 'We Will Rise Again'. So it is with great excitement that we today lift the lid on the second single 'I Know Not Where I Stand'. Soak up the track below, while you read some words from Shayne about the conception of Offsider...

"I'm about to release a new album of piano based songs called "Offsider". I like the title cos it seems to suggest being out of step or out of kilter with the times which it probably is. I decided to write the songs on piano - despite having never played the instrument before in my life - because I liked the idea of naivety and discovery and having a new angle on songwriting after so many years doing it. I explored the classical music solo piano music canon before embarking on the project because I wanted to see what had been done with the piano before I sat my useless self in front of it. Schubert's lieder, Chopin's Nocturnes, Debussy's neo psychedelia, Mozart's pristine classicism, Beethoven's cosmic exploration - it was an amazing journey of discovery of a whole universe of music I'd previously known nothing about. Like all influential music it was the essence of this music rather than it's actual sound that inspired me."


Shayne P Carter and his band have a four-date tour lined up for later this month to support the release of Offsider, head over here for details and to buy tickets.

Offsider is out 9th September through Flying Nun Records.


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