Acoustic artist driven to make an album inspired by his passion for astronomy, releases a stunning new single.
‘Like I Always’ documents the anxiety that affects a person trying to beyond his/her horizons. Minney explores this state of mind and the challenges it poses. He takes a sensitive but positive stance, showing how to tackle fear: resilience and determination get highlighted and their importance is driven home through the chorus.
The accompanying video (filmed by Kenny McCracken) is a visual tour de force. Beautifully shot in black and white, the video vividly illustrates the song’s message. Shadow, light leaks and dreamlike blurring evoke the emotions, whilst time-lapsed shots of unfurling flowers show that life finds a way.
Against The Odds, Independent singer and songwriter Kev Minney began his musical career at the age of 30. Battling with a stutter, Kev had to overcome severe stage fright to get performing. Luckily Kev is a workhorse. Fuelled with drive he spent the first two years practicing 6 hours a day before going to work as a guitar teacher in the evenings.
“I have an obsessive nature, when I want to achieve something, I think of little else, everything around me relates to what I’m focused on”
So in 2015 when Nasa’s New Horizons was broadcasting photographs of Pluto, Kev was hooked. “I was in awe at how science could take us as far as 322 light minutes to the most distant planet in our solar system. At that point it felt like that’s how far I was travelling to achieve my artistic ambitions!”
Now in 2017 Kev is announcing his astronomically inspired debut album, ‘Stories of the Sky’ and beautiful video-single ‘Like I Always’ produced by the mercury-nominated Jag Jago.