Video: Robert Vincent “Burden”

Photo credit: Mike Walker

Robert Vincent is one of the finest songwriters and performers in the UK today.  Winner of multiple awards, Vincent once again demonstrates why he’s a special artist.  With sensitive lyrics, a tuneful chorus and superbly arranged layers, ‘Burden’ is sure to be another fan-favourite.

Vincent says of the song: “I wrote ‘Burden’ to explore the feeling of guilt we have at times to be good people and live the best life we can, but sometimes this comes at a price to our world and environment. How we, as ordinary people, are almost made to feel the collective weight and guilt of the pressures and troubles of the world, that ultimately can only be changed by the political decision makers in our society. We carry the same worries, fears and ‘Burdens’ no matter who we are, and ultimately we are all trying to live peacefully in the same world.”  As ever, Vincent manages to make important subject matter accessible and relevant to the listener in this expertly-crafted song.

The accompanying video was filmed in Frome in Somerset by Simon Whitehead and features Matt Owens, another great singer-songwriter.  Look out for the thought-provoking questions and observations displayed by Owens as he walks the streets.

The single is from Vincent’s upcoming album ‘Barriers’, due for release on Thirty Tigers on 21st June 2024.  ‘Burden’ follows well-received singles ‘Follow What You Love & Love Will Follow’ and ‘The Insider’, which featured well-known actor and fellow-Liverpudlian David Morrissey in the video.  Vincent’s last album, ‘In This Town You’re Owned’, was the AMAUK Album of the Year in 2021.  But the new record is even more musically ambitious and sees Vincent developing more intimate material.  He explains: “I’m learning how to lower my barriers and have made a more personal album than ever before.”  Where the last record was based more around social and political themes, this one is rooted in his own lived experiences.  He continues: “‘Barriers’ has more of an intimate sound.  The songs began to take shape during lockdown through to 2022 and are born from testing personal experiences, rather than the social commentary of the last album. This is a very inward set of songs, but I think it will resonate with people facing their own demons.”  The new album already promises to be one of the albums of the year.  While you’re waiting, enjoy this.

About Andrew Frolish 1453 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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