pm studio world wide music news
pm studio world wide music news
We stand with the people of Ukraine and pray for peace
  • Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards Announces New Album “Rapture Waltz”, Shares New Song “Oh, Songbird”

  • American alt-rock band Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards has announced that their fourth studio album “Rapture Waltz” will be released on March 22, 2023.


    The album comprises a 11-track and is their first body of work since the 2022 album "We Did Not Ask for This Room".
    From the album, the band released the first single called “Oh, Songbird” on December 8, 2023.
    The track was written by Johnny Manchild and produced by Wes Sharon.
    The band frontman Johnny Manchild said of the song, “I wrote 'Oh, Songbird' during COVID, and in the middle of the BLM protests. It became extremely obvious that there were instances of racism in my life and community that I had never been made aware of, and everything seemed so bleak for a while. I had also lost a family member in an accident during this time, which fucked me up more than I realized initially. All of that in combination with the brutal loneliness of quarantine was just soul-crushing. I wrote this song as a way to say, things are messed up, and maybe worse than we thought, but things will get better. I think it's important to believe that things can always get better, especially when you're in the worst of it.”
  • He continued, “I wanted it to be a 'London Calling'-type song. It's fun … the perfect first single for the end of COVID isolation and beginning of going out again and playing live for people.”
    The accompanying music video was directed by Jason Anderson.
    Johnny Manchild said of the video, “'Oh, Songbird; is mostly about the feeling of isolation, a general sense of doom and gloom, and a very specific brand of anti-nostalgia that comes with realizing you were brought up in a sort of fucked up place. We found a killer old theatre attached to a venue in the city, and we set up shop to film the music video. The theatre itself was antiquated and falling apart, which was a perfect representation of what the song was about. The world is crumbling around you, being led by old and antiquated schools of thought, and all you can do is hope that things will get better if you keep pushing through.”


  • Photo by Dylan Johnson
  • source : Apple Music
Recent Post
Latest News
  • Editor: Toshio Maeoka
    pm studio world wide news © 2014-2024 . All Rights Reserved
TOP