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Darren Watson releases first video from upcoming LP

Press Release – Darren Watson
Wellington-based singer-songwriter and blues guitarist Darren Watson (Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key) has just released a video of the first cut from his soon to be released and eagerly awaited all-acoustic album Too Many Millionaires.

National Guy is a catchy, finger-snapping tune featuring a set of lyrics sure to engage or enrage, depending on the cut of your political jib.

Watson says he wrote the song in dismay when he noticed that over 40% of the country had voted for the status quo at the last election. However he also says he soon realised that what he had come up with also spoke out against nationalism, greed, and selfishness in general.

“The song starts out with a salesman kinda pitching a product. Selling the idea that looking out for number one and your family to the exclusion of those struggling is somehow noble and right. It grows to full agreement by the end. For a while there I really thought that’s where we were heading and I wanted to say something about it. I tried to make the music snaky and slimy, like the used car salesmen a lot of politicians of a certain stripe seem to be these days. I reckon the groove, which is fully sick, really makes it work.”

VIDEO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y92awp63

Too Many Millionaires
is out on Tuesday 1 May.

Watson is on tour with his acoustic band between 3-26 May.

Tickets to most shows are on sale now at: www.darrenwatson.com/shows

Thursday 3 May – Wellington | Meow
9 Edward Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Phone: 04 3858883
Special Guest: Frank Burkitt
Tickets: www.eventfinda.co.nz

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