MF Tomlinson Releases New Song “We Are Still Wild Horses (Part II)”
London-based singer-songwriter Michael Tomlinson, aka MF Tomlinson will release his upcoming sophomore album “We Are Still Wild Horses” on February 17, 2023 via PRAH Recordings.
It is his first album in two years since the 2021 debut album “Strange Time”.
From the album, he released the second single called “We Are Still Wild Horses (Part II)” on January 18, 2023.
It was written by Michael Tomlinson.
On the track, Michael Tomlinson spins simultaneous interwoven narratives - of the world we are taught to believe in (a world that we seldom find) and of a “Lynchian” traveling show: the story of the dancing horses and a tragic death that their audience witnesses one evening.
Michael Tomlinson said of the song, “Finishing this song was the hardest thing I've ever done as an artist. And yet, it was impossible to resist. It didn't feel like I had a choice - it just had exist. It draws upon themes of awakening, remembering, escape, release, and transcendence. The verse is murmured reflections, memories flashing before the eyes. The story of the horses is a dream - I can't visualise it.”
- He continued, “But then, ultimately, it is catharsis - and I very much had to live all that. I cried a lot, it almost drove me mad. In order to finish, I had to work on it for 24 hours continuously. But in many of those hours I would find myself in a meditative state. I would get lost in this sonic world - it was a place I could go. It was very healing.”
He added, “The MFs are my biggest inspiration - I am writing and arranging for them and how they play. And I like to think of their performances, the instruments, are telling a story with each note, just as much as the words are. They start out tranquil but uneasy and build from a whisper to a roar - surging forward just like the spirits and the dancing horses.”
“This kind of nonverbal storytelling is why I write songs not poems. I spent so many hours swimming in these performances which were all recorded in isolation, yet somehow found each other with a little help from the studio. That's magick. In Part III (yet to come) they take centre stage - so stay tuned.”
Photo by Andrea Zvadova
- source : Apple Music