A Permanent Shadow has released his new video for the track titled ‘Beautiful People’. A Permanent Shadow creator CP Fletcher has achieved what is almost impossible to achieve in the world of #indie music. That is pure originality. He has ‘found his sound’. And the evolution continues with ‘Beautiful People’.
The video is simplistic yet looks complicated in construction with a vivid ‘storytelling’ style that never skips a beat yet keeps to the beat of the music. And that music is as catchy as it is engulfing. You get a consistent hook that will stay with you long after that initial listen.
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About ‘Beautiful People’
Beautiful People is a song written by a friend of mine who asked me to collaborate on some of his music. We recorded three tunes together, out of which I liked Beauitful People so much I asked my friend Paul Malcolm’s permission to use it for one of my own records.
We beefed it up a little bit with extra guitars and call-and-response choruses, and it’s come to be one of my favourites on our second album which will be out in early 2022. Lyrically it deals with aging, and losing your power to charm. Paul is a really witty guy and I think the lyrics perfectly reflect that.
The release of A Permanent Shadow’s new album “Humdrum” is scheduled for early 2022.
About A Permanent Shadow
A Permanent Shadow is a band for want of a better description. Its only fixture is CP Fletcher who for the recording of the debut album “Songs of Loss” surrounded himself with a rotating cast of musicians and producers.
CP took his first steps as a frontman forming a Lou Reed tribute project, The Magic and Loss Orchestra. Such is his admiration for the curmudgeon from New York that the tribute experience ended up bleeding into A Permanent Shadow via a cover of “Sword of Damocles”, originally featured on Reed’s “Magic and Loss” album and included on “Songs of Loss” in a reworked form. The album also features a reading of “See the Lights” by another of CP’s heroes, Simple Minds. Both fit seamlessly into the record’s overall themes of loss and reflection.
Speaking of heroes: The song “Sailor” contemplates the influence of David Bowie not just on CP but on various generations of misfits, as well as the impact of his untimely passing. “Songs of Loss”, however, not only mourns the loss of loved ones. Losing faith, the fear of solitude and experiencing failing health are other themes the album explores.
The music is a blend of old and new. The songs draw from the likes of (in no particular order) Iggy Pop and Scott Walker as well as more recent artists like John Grant, Editors, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand among many others, encompassing post-punk, funk-punk and synth-pop.
SOURCE: Official Bio