VanWyck “I Was Innocent” – Really, it wasn’t me…

The enigmatic VanWyck returns with the first song from the upcoming album ‘The Epic Tale of the Stranded Man‘, which will be released on Excelsior Recordings on 22nd March 2022.  On ‘I was Innocent‘ we’re confronted with a protagonist who claims only good motives in the face of the maliciousness of others: “Blame my Mother, blame my Father, blame my cold-hearted lover but know I was innocent.”  But we’re left to wonder just how reliable a witness they are: “I didn’t want to steal, didn’t mean to run /  I didn’t pull the trigger, I didn’t hide the gun.”  There’s a real sense of mystery, and an intriguing confusion as to where the truth might really lie, an edgy unease only enhanced by the excellent support playing.


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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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