We're sharing insights from the songs on our new album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite'. What are the songs about? Where did the songs come from?
Our next feature song is: 'Take Another Lover'
“I should reflect on what I do, it's a little late now I'm with you”. People have told us this opening line shocks them. Why would someone take another lover?, they ask.
It goes like this:
Love never dies. People do. The guy in the song wants the love of his life to be happy, even after he has gone. He has dived into a relationship, even though he knew he was dying. He's saying to his love – get on with your life after I am gone. Only you will know if and when the time is right.
So many of us have lost loved ones and our lives have gone on hold. The love of your life has gone and life feels desperately empty. It may take some time to pick yourself up and rejoin the land of the living. And when you do, there's a little voice in your head reminding you that it is ok to experience joy again, to live as fully as you did during the time of your life together. And let's face it, the right lovers are lovely.
Musically, the song has overtones of 70s psychedelic rock with soaring organ, live drums and the wonderful glockenspiel. The Davey family feature on the track – with Tony on bass and young Luke on live drums. It was recorded at Gypsy Hill studios in the height of summer - the tune burned into the carpet. The core Neo Now guys performed this track live at the end of that summer – battling to be heard over a coffee machine! Such is performing!
This is corner of the internet where The Neo Now shares insights into our first album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite' and second album 'Elucidate'.