The Levellers have released the brand new single ‘Calling Out’, taken from their forthcoming new studio album Peace, which will be released on the 14th August via On The Fiddle Recordings. Pre-order the album here.
‘Calling Out’ is a song that recalls troubled times and incidents, reflecting on the change of perception which can result from trauma, and the ways that familiar senses can alter in new situations and call out with new meaning.
The video sees singer/guitarist Simon Friend trapped in a lo-fi sitcom documenting his struggles as he lives through a nightmare day trying to find solace in freedom but is in fact tied down with the battles of day to day living.
Regarding the single bassist Jeremy Cunningham says, “‘Calling Out’ had a long gestation period and went through a few different versions before we were finally happy with it. It slowly changed from a more acoustic folk song into the final guitar monster on the album.
“The song tackles small scale frustration and anger, mundane issues and feeling trapped in ones own life. Then it switches to the bigger picture, finally drawing attention to our undervalued public services. It’s classic Levellers observational song writing.”