Willy Mason – ‘Youth On a Spit’

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Willy Mason has shared ‘Youth On a Spit’ ahead of the release of his fourth – and first in nine years – album ‘Already Dead’ on 6 August via Cooking Vinyl. The new record has a theme of faith running through it while also exploring the concepts of honesty, deception, freedom colonialism, love and purpose. Willy says: ‘It’s about the necessary destruction of one’s mythology; mythology of species, sex, race, nation, self. It’s about the pain and tragedy that comes with such destruction, but also about the freedom, possibility and opportunity for reconciliation; reconciliation with the natural world and with each other.’

With the guitars very much plugged in from the get-go, ‘Youth On a Spit’ is one of Willy’s heaviest tracks to date while his distinct vocals deliver lines about paralysis and cultural blocks before the repeated, fuzzed-up mantra of ‘I feel no pain, I’ve already bled. You can’t kill me, I’m already dead’. Willy says the song is ‘about the struggle for freedom and identity that comes from growing up in an advertising-based culture’, and you can hear the depths of frustration with this state in Willy’s voice before the song veers into its Aaron Dessner-esque outro.

Catch Willy Mason on the following tour dates:

Tue – 02 Nov 21 UK Guildford The Boilerroom

Wed – 03 Nov 21UK Reading South Street Arts Centre

Fri – 05 Nov 21   UK Cambridge Portland Arms

Sat – 06 Nov 21  UK Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells Forum

Sun – 07 Nov 21 UK Norwich Norwich Arts Centre

Tue – 09 Nov 21 UK Manchester Night & Day

Wed – 10 Nov 21 UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Thu – 11 Nov 21 IRE Dublin Whelans

Fri – 12 Nov 21 UK Chester St. Marys Church

Mon – 15 Nov 21 UK Newcastle Cluny

Tue – 16 Nov 21 UK York The Crescent

Wed – 17 Nov 21 UK Birmingham Glee Club

Thu – 18 Nov 21 UK London The Dome

Fri – 19 Nov 21 FR Paris Le Hasard Ludique

Sat – 20 Nov 21 BE Gent Trefunt

Sun – 21 Nov 21 NL Rotterdam Rotown

Tue – 23 Nov 21 DE Berlin Privatclub

Wed – 24 Nov 21 CZ Prague  Meet Factory

Sat – 27 Nov 21  DE Offenbach Hafen 2

Sun – 28 Nov 21 NL Amsterdam Paradiso (Upstairs)

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