In my imagination these two characters are deeply in love, but feel unable to act on it.
One reckless night they decide to leave their village and forge a new life somewhere else. This would have been as radical as it got in rural Norfolk back then – school friends of mine had grandfathers who had never travelled to Norwich, let alone left Norfolk.
In this story only one of pair shows up at the place they agreed to meet, in the chill of dawn.
While fictional – I never packed a bag and waited for anyone after plotting to leave my village – the emotional core of this trilogy is based on a friendship I had when I was eighteen. The words in the middle when the music drops were said to me. It was simultaneously the best and worst thing he could have said, the love suspected made real and impossible in one breath.
from Lost Songs,
released October 11, 2022
Mastered by William Bowden
Drums and percussion by Hamish Stuart
Hamish plays Gretsch Drums and Craig Lauritsen Cymbals
Jim Moginie recorded drums and percussion at Oceanic Studios