After five hit albums, a Mercury Prize nomination and countless sold-out shows with The View, the band’s frontman Kyle Falconer will release his debut single ‘Poor Me’ this Friday 27th April on Riverman Records.
Sweeping cinematic strings are prevalent in lead single ‘Poor Me’, which grows in anthemic intensity before Falconer’s distinctive vocals explode in a visceral roar of emotion. Its chorus is based on the Alcoholics Anonymous mantra “Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink.”
“Every day you get triggers and traumas stuck in your head, and you’re hearing all of these horrible stories,” reflects Falconer. “You want to hear it, but at the same time you’re thinking, ‘I’m here to help myself but I’ve got to listen to everyone else’s story.’ It’s quite hard to hear, and I was thinking that a lot of these people were worse off than me.”
Working alone in Paul Wellers Black Barn Studio, Falconer recorded all of the instrumentation on this track (except for drums, performed by Scott Duffy).
Kyle Falconer was a founder member of The View, and the band signed their first record deal when he was just 18-years-old. Their debut album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ went straight to #1 in January 2007 and was later nominated for a Mercury Prize. Two of the band’s subsequent four albums also hit the Top 10, and they also released an unorthodox ‘best of’ in the shape of‘Seven Year Setlist’.
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