Leaving on the next train is the new single from Scottish band Felix and the Sunsets, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this today.
taking inspiration from figures in classic rock such as Zappa, Santana, Bowie and the Velvet Underground, the band bring elements of alt-rock, garage and even a touch of psychedelia into plays. Of the song, frontman Felix Christie told us “This track is about breaking out of prescribed roles and routines and getting out into the unknown. I think the lyrics remind me of The Kinks. Max wrote the drums part to mimic a train rolling over the tracks.” “I had this song for ages before I finalised the lyrics. Once Sean joined the band and we added the piano that’s when it finally sounded right to record it.”
There’s something of the Kinks about Leaving on the next train, with it’s striding pub piano and quintessentially Britishness about it. Lyrically talking about breaking free of shackles, it’s blessed with a chorus that all of those influences would be proud of, as musically things clear and Felix and the gang revel in the space. Brilliant stuff.
Check it out, here