The Ballad Of Willy Robbins is the debut album from Vikesh Kapoor, the latest signing to Mama Bird Recording Co. which is also home to the likes of Barna Howard whom we introduced earlier this year. Although not out until October 15th we have a taster below which will leave you wanting more:
I Dreamt Blues (Live from the Portland Playhouse)
“I Dreamt Blues” is at once a ballad and an ode to dreams. It was chosen as a first glimpse into The Ballad of Willy Robbins because it casts the widest light on what this album is about. Love, work, technology, government and apathy all exist in this song, providing a landscape-view of the album’s narrative. Yet, “I Dreamt Blues” is also a magnified, head-on portrait of our main character as he gives us an unguarded, lyrical song of resignation. Perhaps he’s singing directly to us, or to a lover, or perhaps he’s not singing aloud at all – just to the thoughts in his head. At best, he’s taking a long look at what’s left before him, as his dreams become hazy, his days remain numbered, and his hopes begin to disappear.
Carry Me Home