Representing the solo work of English musician Lee Wylding, The Far North formed in June 2019, offering a vehicle for the singer/songwriter’s more retrospective acoustic work. Lee first came to some attention as the frontman for the Runcorn based UK-Americana band The Fireflys and following the dissolution of the band in mid 2019, he began talks with noted UK based producer Nigel Stonier.
After demoing around twenty-five songs, the pair began working on The Far North’s debut album 'Songs For Gentle Souls', at Manchester’s Airtight Studios and released the same under Red Lantern Records. Influenced by artists such as City & Colour, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, The Far North’s music focuses on the personal and direct areas of Lee’s amazing songwriting capabilities.
The band's debut single 'This House Is Ours' gained national airplay by Chris Hawkins on BBC Radio 6 Music and the debut performance was at Old Trafford stadium in early March 2020.
Following these previous notable successes, The Far North are now back with their latest release ‘Home Sweet Home’ which is the first track to be taken from the brand new EP ‘Songs For Healing Hearts’
‘Home Sweet Home’ with its raw, passionate vocals and smooth instrumentation has a real nostalgic vibe to it, the electrified guitar solos are stadium worthy and the lyrics are so tender and thought provoking while at the same time having a rockier edge to them. This track will have you hooked and wanting more from this incredibly talented singer/songwriter.
Lee has said of the latest release, “I wrote this song a few years ago during lockdown, I had the chorus straight away and then wrote the verses and middle eight a little while later, I think there’s a slight romanticism in the mundane minutiae of life, especially when we live in a world of social media screaming at us to “ Travel more, have more fun, work out more, drive a nicer car, buy a bigger house, live laugh love” I find all that is sensationalised because there’s absolutely nothing wrong with living a normal life, sitting in the garden, enjoying a book and a cup of tea, or a walk somewhere local with a friend, everybody wants to be famous now, and I’m all for people wanting to better themselves but we shouldn’t be made to feel like failures if we are making ends meet in a biscuit factory.”
‘Home Sweet Home’ was written and composed by Lee Wylding and features him on all vocals and instrumentals throughout. The track was recorded at Allo Sound and produced by Lee Wylding, and Jono Tringham. The single and indeed the whole EP is being released under Red Lantern Records.
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