Velcro Dog is the solo project of Norwegian musician and songwriter Tony Gonzalez, on which his forceful vocal is accompanied by a stripped-down musicality against which the stark lyrics he conjures up become the central focus. Today’s song is taken from the new album ‘Misanthropology’, which is Velcro Dog’s debut album, self-deprecatingly described as “a collection of gloomy songs dealing with everything from deceit and human frailty to the fear of growing old alone.” Welcome to the beating heart of Americana, in other words.
By way of explanation of the song Tony Gonzalez told Americana UK: “A lot of love songs make my skin crawl, so in the spirit of challenging myself, I had to try my hand at writing one. The result is ‘Head over High-Tops’, an homage to my girlfriend and fellow Converse enthusiast. The lyrics weave together facts and metaphors, creating a tale complete with radiotherapy, coke & red wine, and deep-fried cheese.”