Hailing from Northern Ireland and now based in London, singer-songwriter Barry Locke
has spent the last two years working with Producer Carl Falck of Rooftop Records London on his debut album, ‘O N E‘.
Barry Locke’s upcoming album is essentially an autobiographical concept album. Barry has always looked inward to explore themes and narratives from his own experience that are easily understood. They examine the very nature of ‘self ‘as an endless knot of indecision and resolve.
The singer-songwriter details more about his debut album.. “I have always found it difficult to ‘create’ things to sing about and so I have always looked inward to myself and my own experiences. As far as I’m concerned, I live in constant state of flux, at times moving inexorably between several ‘self’s’ jostling for prime position in my past, present and future. .. “
Barry Locke has a voice that provides power, impact, and yet holds on to the comforting tonal graces of his hometown. It has an honesty portraying the raw emotions you’d expect to hear when a young man bares his soul.
The next single to arrive is ‘Tombs’, a song about mindfulness, respect, and understanding. Barry Locke’s commitment to forging strong lyrics clearly shines through in ‘Tombs’ and captures a magical moment that is both motivating and magical. Jack Gourlay has added another stunning layer to this with his contribution to the arrangement. Listen here
Commenting more on the single, Barry states:
“‘Tombs’ for all its macabre and dread conjuring is actually really a song about minding the frailty of others. We spend so much time behind walls that we build ourselves and for every person who has not or has yet to experience depression, there is someone who has or is currently enveloped by it. It’s a song about mindfulness, respect, and understanding.
My preferred reference is ‘Black Dog’ because it captures perfectly the pinning needfulness a dependant can demand and also the desire to give into it, to feed it, to have it curl up at your feet. It’s about accepting that it’s there and allowing your courteous well-intending comrades to help if they can… ’don’t close your eyes, stay tonight.. Will you dot your “I’s” and cross your “t’s when you write on my tomb?’”