NEWS: Paul Morricone shares new video ‘People In My Way’

Paul Morricone has shared a Gilbert & George-inspired video for ‘People In My Way’ the first track from his forthcoming third solo LP.

Morricone is better known as singer and guitarist with Huddersfield-based off kilter rock band The Scaramanga Six, but also releases very different solo material, marrying his distinctive crooner’s voice with DIY electronics and punk rock attitude. In true underground style, Morricone has also directed this video himself.

‘People In My Way’ is the first track to emerge from Go Sanction Yourself – scheduled for release on April 19 on Wrath Records – and was apparently written as a reaction to requests to sing ‘My Way’.

“Many times, people have come up to me and said ‘hey, you reckon you’re a crooner? Well, why don’t you sing My Way?’” Morricone says, “So here it is. My version of My Way. Only it’s about people in my way. It started with moulding a synth bass to sound like something out of the John Barry theme to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, then making the line plod around atonally like a meandering member of the public. The guitar is plugged straight into the desk with no amp offering a slice of post-punk funk, first take. Then Ant’s seriously tight drums busily counteract the cumbersome bass line deliberately.

“As I’m getting older, I’m getting more impatient too. I’ve never been known to suffer fools, but these days you get two kinds of idiot in your way. Those who are oblivious who are a danger to themselves and those who know what they are doing and are a danger to everyone else. Perhaps this song is about someone other than me, who just sees other people as something in their path to be swept aside. You decide.”

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