With clipped percussive beats, pulsing electronics and abstract time-signature changes, “Feeding” finds Powell in experimental mood and branching-out from the melancholia tinted chamber-pop of his 2018 album ‘Worth’. Stemming from two tracks dating back to 1995 when Powell was writing with an earlier musical incarnation called: Mundaka; “Feeding” may be one of the oldest songs to feature on his upcoming release: ‘Saudade’, but hints at an artist preparing to break away in new and exciting directions.The new single comes as Powell also announces his departure as long-standing drummer of Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls.
In a statement about his new solo work and the decision to part-ways with the backing band, Powell says:
“Many things have been afoot and I have much to share with you in the next few months. The biggest change is with a heavy heart I must announce that after 14 years my musical journey with Frank Turner has come to an end. I am intensely proud of my contribution to his body of work as part of one of the finest bands I can think of, and to have met so many of you wonderful people along the way. While it is a big change, I am looking forward to focussing on The Sad Song Co.”
Finished and already in the pipeline for early next year, The Sad Song Co. will release a new album ‘Saudade’ on 22nd January 2021. Comprising 11 songs, it’s a record that will touch upon love and loss, politics and the pandemic, and finding your way through a world upside down. All tracks were written, recorded, played and mixed entirely by Powell.
THE SAD SONG CO. WILL RELEASE “FEEDING” – OUT NOW
NEW ALBUM: ‘SAUDADE’ – OUT 22 JANUARY 2021