It’s been nearly two years since Rob Lynch released anything new, stop the clock today see’s the release of ‘Red Lion Square‘ and it’s also Rob’s birthday.
This single fills the gap between the acoustic punk in debut, All These Night’s in Bars Will Somehow Save My Life, and the polished sophomore, Baby, I’m a Runaway. There are also lyrical comparisons to his early EP’s.
Rob says “I was having a bit of a rough time and I was feeling like I could do with having a bit of a pep talk from my dad. He’s been gone from the mortal world for 10 years now, so that’s not really an option, but I wrote this song as a bit of a catch up with him”
The song plays like a conversation with his father, the first half is incredibly emotional. The vocal is packed with emotive cracks but as the song approaches conclusion there is a hint of positivity; as if this conversation however one sided has helped.
The vocal picks up strength gradually as the lyrics seek strength in a particularly tough time, the harmonies and guitar from James Veck-Gilodi slowly emerge and almost sound like a voice of reason. Lyrically this is a bit of a tear-jerker and the chorus is going to wet a few eyes this month at Lost Evenings and Slam Dunk; there is a real sense of personality in the writing with a couple of moments of heart-breaking black humour. Listen, below.