Track Premiere: John Lingard “Broken Receiver”

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.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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