‘A Long Day’ is the latest release by Michael Tomlinson, a London based Australian singer-songwriter. It’s a free-flowing, almost stream of consciousness, piece which follows Tomlison through a day that stretches ever onwards, until it merges into an equally long night. It’s as folky as you might imagine, with a sprinkling of Nick Drake-isms around the edges.
Speaking of the new single, MF Tomlinson said: “I feel like it takes me on a journey from the beginning of a normal day to the end of the day. It doesn’t really have a chorus – it kind of flows in quite a cyclical way, so by the time I hit the last notes I feel like it’s transported me personally through all the experiences that directly inspired the song. It essentially deals with the big and the small things that exist in our everyday mundane experiences – no matter how significant or insignificant they might appear at the time – how it all feeds into our concept of memory and the idea of ‘living in the moment’.”
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