Wild World


Erinnert ihr euch an die wilden Tiere, die in Lockdown-Zeiten die leeren Städte erkundeten?

The streets are silent

the thrill of the cold

Take a walk and see

The wild are welcome

Sean O’Hagan hat darüber einen Song aufgenommen, mit RnB-Vibes und seiner Tochter Livvy als Gast-Vokalistin.

This April, the animals were coming back to the cities. I love our wild in London, the foxes and badgers – but then sheep, deer and goats started to stray back into the edges of urbanity, in Essex and on the fringes of Swansea and Edinburgh. So I imagined the conversations the animals were having as they acclimatised to the new norm. And of course it flipped the status for the rest of us not in captivity, as we stared out at the wild from our lockdown.

As much as I have enjoyed the musical landscape that I have explored for 30 years, I want to creep beyond it. I can still drop the chords as I always have but I am enamored the 2020 RnB experience and here I have found new tools to put records together.

Livvy keeps me informed and I increasingly run stuff by her, so when the idea of this tune emerged, I wanted a female vocal around which to hang an approximated vocal running through bit of crushing and transformers to get the ’sound’. The sounds of Sly’s Riot mixed with these vital new expressions. This is where I am at in 2020: SEAN SYLVESTER DRAKE 61. https://seanohagan.bandcamp.com/track/the-wild-are-welcome