The Revolution is coming
Brand New Album from local eclectic singer/songwriter, Stephen Smith
Aptly to be released on workers’ Memorial Day, Saturday 28th April, ‘You, Me and the Revolution’ is a 13 song album which takes you on a societal journey of love, up-rise, peace and war. Four years in the making, Smith’s album crosses Folk, Rock and Indie genres and has similarities to The Levellers, The Waterboys and Billy Bragg.
Coming seven years on from Smith’s debut ‘Next train to nowhere’, ‘You, Me and The Revolution’ continues to ask questions of the establishment and society as a whole, with lyrics covering debates around Brexit, homelessness and the miner’s strike, and even throws in a humorous, keep yer chin-up, song ‘Standing down the Pier Head’.
Smith, who hails from the sunny suburbs of St Helens, has a passion for writing and performing about injustices which surround the every-day man. His debut gained some notable recognition for the song ‘Liar Liar’, written about The Sun newspapers coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.
“You, Me and the Revolution’ is a collection of songs reflecting my feelings on things such as community, unity, love and peace. I always want my music to say something and I think I have managed to achieve that with these songs. I have been writing songs since I was 18 and I am particularly pleased with this album. I think it breathes life into societal debates and sheds light on issues that I believe need tackling, while hopefully still being entertaining”, says singer/songwriter, Stephen Smith.
Produced by Merry Hell songwriter, guitarist and producer John Kettle, ‘You, Me and the Revolution’ was financed by a kick-starter campaign.
Often labelled as a protest singer, Smith’s activism has recently led him into acting and he has been found treading the boards in The Costal Productions performances of ‘The ragged trousered philanthropists’, adapted from Robert Tressell’s book, which gets a nod on more than one occasion on the album.
The photograph for album cover was taken on the steps of St Helens town hall, where Stephen, at the age of 14, marched, along with 50 school mates in 1985 when they went on strike to protest at the disruption being caused to their education due to the ongoing teachers strikes at the time. The photograph features some of the backers of Stephen’s kick-starter campaign holding aloft various placards.
An album launch gig will be held at The Church on Ormskirk Street, St Helens, on Sat 28th April. Entrance is free and you will be able to get yourself a signed CD for the reduced price £5, with all proceeds going to the Teardrops supporting the homeless charity.
Copies of ‘You, Me and The Revolution’ can bought from www.stephensmithmusic.co.uk.
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