Harry Harris shares new single 'Apocalypse'
Edinburgh based, Welsh singer-songwriter Harry Harris has shared new single ‘Apocalypse', the third to be taken from his upcoming third album. The follow up to his 2015 Telegraph Folk Album of the Year, ‘Songs About Other People’ and 2017’s Andre the Giant EP, ‘I Feel Drunk All The Time’ will be released on June 21st 2019.
‘I Feel Drunk All The Time ‘is a shift from the Americana influenced storytelling of Harris’ previous work, towards a more personal, direct kind of song-writing. Born from the grief that followed after the death of his best friend, the songs are nevertheless tinged with hope, love, and joy. The album also includes co-writes with celebrated authors Caroline O’Donoghue and Ella Risbridger.
"This is the last song I wrote for the album.” Explains Harry - "Sonically we tried to ape the guitar sound from Julien Baker’s Rejoice, and I’m really grateful to Iain Hutchison for nailing it. Listening back to a lot of these songs before going into the studio I noticed that the weather - specifically, heat and storms - were coming up a lot. This song continues in that vein.”
Musically, the album is a departure too. Following on from the lush, spacious, electronic sounds of The Andre the Giant EP, this record covers similar ground, with gorgeous electric guitars and wide, expansive soundscapes. It also features a host of incredible musicians - Robin Brill (The Honey Farm) on drums, Al Shields on bass, Pedro Cameron (Man of the Minch) on violin, Rosie Bans on keys, Angus Munro on saxophone, and Martha Ffion on backing vocals.
Vocally, Harry is unrestrained, rawer than he’s ever been, influenced by deeply emotive singers like Paul Buchanan, Julien Baker, and Adam Duritz: “The music I grew up listening to was emo, alt-country and alt-rock. Bands like Counting Crows, Rilo Kiley, Death Cab For Cutie, The Hold Steady. The vocals on these records move between whispers and shouts, build with the rest of the songs. They crack. I wanted to try and channel that when recording this album, to try and put as much of myself on the record as possible.”