Limey – Poems and Riddles

(Released 25th June 2021)

Though lockdown might have decimated certain areas of the music industry, there’s no denying it allowed for artists to spend more time on their music and proved a productive period for many.

Limey is one such artist. The solo project of Manchester’s Harry Preen (Cosmo Calling, Sour Honey), here Preen takes on a more transatlantic aesthetic that’s a far cry from most solo projects, while drawing his influence from bands such as The Velvet Underground and The Strokes.

‘Poems and Riddles’ is the first taste of the project, and the first of four singles planned. Introspective and nostalgic, there’s flavours of Frightened Rabbit, while echoes of The Velvet Underground are never far away.

“I wanted to tell a story of what my life looks likes from someone else’s perspective, either being super vein, or self-conscious” explains Preen. “Basically it’s that Groundhog Day tune where I’m not feeling the progression I probably should do. I want the tune to feel slightly nostalgic, like a band performing a festival set at sunset. I wrote the riff at the end of the tune with that Glastonbury visual in mind, thinking how it would sound being the soundtrack when you watch it on the tele”

And it does harbour an anthemic air, which when paired with the inherent introspective is no mean feat, and a testament to Preen’s songwriting.

Limey – Poems and Riddles

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