‘Nothing Could Grow There’ released today !

Download: https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/track/nothing-could-grow-there

Ian Roland & The Subtown Set release the first single, ‘Nothing Could Grow There’, from a new album they are currently recording. The song was written by Ian during the first COVID 19 pandemic lockdown in the UK in June 2020 and reflects the fear, isolation and concerns for survival felt across the world during that time and still ongoing today. The root causes of the pandemic form the basis of the song: the destruction of the natural world; biodiversity loss; the exponential rise in consumption over recent decades; the fallout from the pandemic in terms of economic hardship, loneliness and separation. It is a cry echoing the cries of all of us and a plea for transformative change to rethink our relationship with nature and each other. It is a plea for the need to move away quickly from the “greed and capitalism” that has brought us to this cliff edge.

Song: Ian Roland
Arrangement: Simon Yapp, Ian Roland
Ian Roland – vocals, guitars
Simon Yapp – violin, keys, bass, vocals
Jade Woodhouse – cello
Sarah Louise Harris – backing vocals
Recorded at Subtown Studios, Brighton
Mastered by Ed Hall, All Silk Mastering House
Cinematography – JR Lewis Films

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