WeatheredMan brings the summer vibes with ‘Runnin’’ released on MediaTracks 29/07/22
WeatheredMan – Runnin’
Indie musicians making the stylistic journey from “band guy” to pop producer is not without precedent but WeatheredMan is banging out summer-friendly tracks like someone who’s been doing it for many, many moons. After the success of his last aptly named track – “Summer” of course – he now brings back the live drums plus some 80’s synths and guitars for this follow up. It’s bright, fun and obnoxiously catchy, channelling Hall and Oates having a scrap with Gary Numan and The Strokes. That’s quite a combination right? You lucky people…
This is not quite what you’re friendly neighbourhood WeatheredMan usually serves up. For years he’s banged about with rock and indie bands as a producer and band member. Albums, singles and tours have flown by. He was part of the longest running independent label in the UK (Probe Plus); had bands supported by tastemakers such as Zane Lowe, John Peel and the NME; and had numerous UK, US and European festival appearances. He’s also won awards – Best UK Solo Artist and for Best UK Song nominations from the indie bible Pure M. He’s even worked with Peter Hook who said, “”Those (songs) were fantastic – it was wonderful, melodic and uplifting. He is actually a songwriter that can move people a lot…and what he has written is quite rare…”
But then he had a hit single. In a past life he had worked and wrote with Cheryl Cole, a Minogue, a Red Hot Chilli Pepper and The Wombats. Good times for sure. But then WM became part of a team of writers who worked on K-Pop legends ShinEE’s recent “Don’t call me” album – which screamed to number one in 78 countries – and lo and behold he was hooked. Pop. Music.
So, WM’s pop is a broad church. Welcome to this bit of the journey. Come on in, one and all, and grab a pew…