Tom Jenkins Releases New Song “Magic Mushroom Island”
British singer-songwriter and former Straight Lines, Tom Jenkins has released a new song “Magic Mushroom Island” along with a music video.
The song will appear his second solo album, which will be released this fall.
He recorded the song with co-producer Todd Campbell at Stompbox Studios. The video was directed by Lewys Mann.
“When writing the new album I wanted to slightly break the singer-songwriter mould and go against the indie-folk sound of my first album. 'Magic Mushroom Island' draws influences from some of my favourite rock bands, such as Fugazi, Silverchair and Manic Street Preachers,” Tom Jenkins explained of the song. “Lyrically, the song is a celebration of strangers in the depth of lockdown. I had not left my farm in the hills of the South Wales Valleys or seen a soul for weeks, until a number of random people started showing up and scouring the fields. Apparently word was getting around a local uni that our fields were rich in Magic Mushrooms and it was quite the hot spot. It reminded me of the film ‘The Beach’ which influenced the title. This random occurrence did bring much joy and laughter with strangers to a somewhat lonely time.”
- source : Apple Music