Lose yourself in the epic new single from Lyndon Morgans. ‘Of Gods and Men’ features bright-sounding banjo from Karl Woodward and a marching rhythm underpinned by Alex Franklinos’s pulsing bass. Woodward’s distinctive mellotron adds a further layer and the instrumental interludes swirl and soar in a psychedelic journey that is mirrored by the video, which was created by Franklinos. Over this sweeping sound, Morgan’s voice, almost-spoken, is genuinely compelling and urgent.
Morgans told AUK about the song: “A ten-verse epic, I didn’t set out to write so many, but one verse just seemed to lead to another. It’s how I feel about the times we’re living in right now, all the wrongs and wrongers of it, the spanking-new box-fresh horrors facing us spread thick over all the good old reliables we’ve always had to struggle with, the unkindnesses of passing time, psychic overload and so on. I think that where we appear to be heading now there’s may be no coming back from. This is an edited remix of the title track from my new LP Of ‘Gods & Men’. The video features myself, Karl Woodward and Alex Franklinos (who also filmed and constructed it at his studio, Shrunken Heads, in South London).”
This is the title track from Morgans’ recent album, which was very well received here at AUK – check out our review. ‘Of Gods and Men’ explores themes of growing older and time passing alongside songs of love and loss. It’s his first record released under his own name after previously performing as Songdog, releasing eight records under that moniker. He’s joined on these new songs by longtime Songdog collaborator Karl Woodward, whose contribution reinforces that Songdog sound. Enjoy.