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Released: 06.08.21

 

 

 

 

 

Already Dead bursts into life with a fierce double-barrelled power chord blast Youth On A Spit. It crackles and growls with a riff that sears into the soul, intent laid bare from the very off.

The American singer-songwriter is reacting to these disastrous times by piling on the power and the purpose. Beckoning us to cast off all the cultural luggage and start again. Taking his foot off the pedal he shifts between country blues and folksy refrains, giving his lyrics more breathing space. Oh My Country is a touching appeal to a former lover; One Of The Good Ones a grungy ear-worm; and Slowside a dreamy spoken word remedy – so many reasons why Willy Mason is restoring our love for life.

 

 

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