Barbara Releases New Song “A Perishing of Cherished Things”
- British alt-pop brothers duo Barbara, consisting of Henry Tydeman and John Tydeman, has released their fourth single called “A Perishing of Cherished Things” along with a music video.
The track draws something of a mid-life crisis. Barbara said of the song, “'A Perishing of Cherished Things' is sort of about a mid-life crisis. Not that we've experienced one… yet! Almost no one ends up having the life they imagined for themselves when they were young. We thought it would be nice to have some characters - Wendy and Sharon - and that it might help to tell the story a little better (like Desmond and Molly in 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'). And they're not particularly unhappy or anything. They've got kids and go on lovely holidays. They just sometimes wonder how things might have turned out differently…”
The accompanying video was directed by Matty Deveson.
Though told with a technicolour imagination and wry sense of humour, it is ultimately a song about what-ifs and what-could-have-beens; and those unshakeable feelings that so often come hand-in-hand with ruminations on opportunities passed.
the duo added, “It's a sort of low level regret that you can't quite shake. I think everyone feels it from time to time. Because life just isn't perfect. Not very rock and roll, I know!”
- Photo by Matty Deveson
- source : Apple Music