John Lingard was born in Nottingham, but moved to Australia when he was ten. This song, however, came out of a song-writing collaboration trip to Nashville and was co-written with Mark Watrous.Speaking about the song, John Lingard has said “‘Broken receiver’ is about the distance in a relationship, physically and emotionally and the struggle trying to navigate through it. Co-writer Mark Watrous travels a lot for gigs and I was in a long distance relationship at the time so we had that in common. Sometimes the distance can make you feel disconnected and guilty. I became complacent at times and I didn’t feel deserving of the love I was being given.”
Although there’s a sombre turn to the lyrics there’s also a hint of optimism which shines through as Lingard sings “Even though I try I slip away / But you still see a heart worth saving.”
>>> Please help to support the running costs of Americana UK, run by a dedicated team in our spare time, by donating £2 a month to us - we'll send you an exclusive 20 track curated playlist every month plus the opportunity to win our monthly giveaway. Click here for more information.