The Stirling-based project led by Stephen McAll, Constant Follower, have been building up to the release of their debut album for a while – releasing its lead single a whole 10 months ago – but it’s finally pencilled in for release next Friday, and they’ve got one final taster to share before the full thing lands, in the form of ‘Weave of the World’, a tender yet powerful – not to mention lushly arranged – piece of stirring Scottish folk.
Of the song, McAll says that he ‘wrote it during a period of anxiety or maybe mild paranoia. You can hear that in the words. But it’s taken on a new meaning for me, since what I must have thought might happen, didn’t. There’s still a lot of darkness in there, but the song reminds me that feelings are real but they aren’t facts. Even when you think things are going very wrong, there’s always a way to turn it around.’
We’re premiering its Martin J. Pickering-directed video below; Neither is, nor ever was follows on October 1st via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise.