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Meilyr Jones shares the bewitching ‘Watchers’

The track is the Welsh singer’s first material since his ‘2013’ LP.

Meilyr Jones shares the bewitching ‘Watchers’
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Meilyr Jones’ debut solo album, last year’s ‘2013’, was a grand, enticing trip inspired by the Welsh singer’s time spent living in Rome. Today, he’s shared a new track, ‘Watchers’, an outtake from the ‘2013’ sessions. Set around bewitching strings, it’s a six-minute trip that’s as regal as anything that made the album. The orchestra is made up of a group of 30 of Meilyr’s friends, and the cut was recorded in a day. The track concerns a man who loses his loved one to the sea and wanders the cliffs in the hope of seeing her again. Meilyr says of the song: ”I wanted to become this man, who keeps looking at the sea in the half-light hoping to see the love he has lost return. He looks for too long, in the night, and loses his sight forever… He goes over and over the past hoping to see something different in it, and in doing so moves further away from everything. “I imagined the orchestra as the sea, still then turbulent with the birds high above as the woodwinds, violins, recorders and whistles, swooping down, the man in the center.” The visuals for the track concern the subject of the song, regarding the narrator slowly going blind. Cheery stuff! Jones is set to embark on a UK tour, the last in support of ‘2013’, with the run beginning tonight (3rd March) with a hometown show in Cardiff. He’s also heading to Austin later this month for a run of shows as part of SXSW. Listen to ‘Watchers’ and view the dates below.

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