If ever there needed to be a celebration of the daytime snooze, it’s in these lockdown times, right? Former Broken Family Band frontman and his new charges Steven Adams & The French have obliged with a new cut taken from their forthcoming album Keep it Light, out on Fika Recordings on August 21st.
On the track, Steven says “We threw a lot at it; some sax, my kids, some bum notes. It’s more fun than a song about sleeping should be. My kids are singing on it because they were always around when I was writing it and I got them to sing on the choruses so I didn’t have to. When we first started recording I was belting it out, like a budget Axl Rose, but I loosened up.”
Those familiar with Adam’s work over the years will know its something of a treasure to get something as upbeat as Bring On The Naps, but it sways and saunters through, sunnily extoling the virtues of the afternoon nap, with shimmering organ, Sax and just about everything else.
The accompanying video was shot and edited during lockdown, with a roster of nearly 50 friends, associates and grudging accomplices, including:
The artists Dan Hillier, Tom Leamon and Babak Ganjei. The folk musicians Emily Barker, Lukas Drinkwater, John Smith, Martin Green (Lau) and Inge Thomson. Actors: Tom Price (who’s also a Magic FM DJ), Finlay Robertson, Dave Kelly and Kirsten Slenning. Indie rock musicians Dan Mangan, Darren Hayman, Justin Young (The Vaccines) and Mark Boxall (Mammoth Penguins). Legendary Spanish, Valencia and Middlesborough midfielder Gaizka Mendieta. Comedy writer Joel Morris and TV critic Julia Raeside. Adams’s in-laws. Three dogs. Some kids.