The Northern Lights In The Neon Tube is the latest album from Paul Goodwin, one that follows significant life changes – including the birth of his now two-year-old son. By his own admission, the album was a long time coming .. ‘I’m incredibly slow at doing things anyway. It took me a month to get the gaps between the songs right’.
Below you can watch his latest video for Wasted On The Young,
Paul shared the following about the song and video:
My dad has a load of sci-fi books from the early 70’s which I read when I was about 12. “Wasted on the Young” is named after a short story in one of them that really stuck with me, in which people can do anything they want until a certain age but then have to work (and are kept alive if necessary) until the debt they accumulate in that time is paid off. I had to go through dozens of books a couple of years ago to find out what it was called. I wish I’d also paid attention to who wrote it. The video happened after we took our son to a fair where he was just a little too young to go on anything on his own. My wife realised that having a 38 year old man sitting on his own on rides designed for people 1/10th his age would look pretty depressing so we got the fair people to let me go on them before they opened the next day. Fortunately it looks even more depressing if he’s having a really good time. I realised later that it accidentally fits quite well with the title of the song.
The Northern Lights In The Neon Tube is released 16th September 2016.
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