Sivu Returns With New Song “Wild Horse Running”
British singer-songwriter James Page, aka Sivu returned with a new song “Wild Horse Running” on February 1, 2023.
The song is his first music in six years since the 2017 album “Sweet Sweet Silent”.
Also, the track is the first single off of his upcoming third studio album, which is due for release later this year via Square Leg Records.
It was written by James Page and produced by Charlie Andrew.
James Page said of the song, “'Wild Horse Running' grew from this yearning to escape, whether mentally or physically I'm still unsure - but to me the image of a wild horse running is the epitome of freedom and conjures so many feelings of strength, resilience and really a triumph in physical evolution. From there the song just grew in my mind, with an almost cinematic view in my head.”
- He continued, “I played on that imagery also, within the song mocking myself and my own male ego having this constant need to improve and selfishly fulfil my own desires over anyone else's needs in the pre chorus, “I'm A man, I'm a man, still with something to prove, I'm a man, still I know it all means nothing in truth”.
He added, “I think ultimately the song is just me trying to convince myself I'm not done yet and still have something to contribute. It's incredibly self indulgent but a general battle I face within my core as a musician and now father.”
Producer Charlie Andrew said, “James is such a special artist, he's a big part of the reason I started the label originally and I'm very honoured that he's trusted me in the studio across all 3 of his albums.”
He explained of the making process, “We took a bit of a different approach this time round, partly due to the challenges of writing/recording during the pandemic and partly hitting upon a formula that seemed to work as we progressed. It's more upbeat than Sweet Sweet Silent. He was in a different life space writing it and I think that comes across in the music. He's also been more hands-on in the studio, chipping in with a lot of programming ideas etc. This made the process feel fresh for us, it was a total pleasure.”
Photo by Chris Boland
Background photo by Melody Battentier
- source : Apple Music