Beneath the hazy shimmering feel is a message where freedom from romantic entanglements is interweaved with a subtext of Welsh independence.
Do you ever get the feeling
that you’re tied to a leash
It’s hard to feel grateful
when you’re dragging both your feet
Nothing lasts for ever
As frontman Lewys Wyn expands:
I suppose there’s a certain similarity in both, in the sense of following your own path and creating your own guidelines in life.
There’s a gentle indie-pop feel that is somewhat antithetically matched with a more hard edged cynical world view creating a wonderful tension. The video captures this dichotomy perfectly with its innocent cartoon images telling a far more complex message:
‘Middle of Nowhere’ was recorded in Sain Recording Studio with Ifan Emlyn and Osian Huw, and mixed and mastered by Eddie Al-Shakarchi. It is released on 1 May as a digital single and available through all the usual download/streaming sites.