OUR MAN IN THE FIELD

OUR MAN IN THE FIELD

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UPCOMING SINGLE: 'THIN (I USED TO BE BULLETPROOF)'

RELEASE DATE: 3RD JULY 2020

FORMAT: LIMITED 7" VINYL & DIGITAL

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Think of Our Man In The Field – AKA Alexander Ellis – as an independent correspondent, with his works dispatched from his travels. So classically crafted are Ellis’ songs that you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve heard Our Man In The Field somewhere before. He and his brilliant band of pedal steel, guitar, banjo, upright bass and drums (with fine harmony backing vocals) take inspiration from the alt-Americana and Caledonian soul stylings of Van Morrison, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Wilco. His own sound is indefinable yet familiar- it's introspective, intimate and deeply soulful style stands comfortably alongside modern-day artists Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy.

ABOUT THE TRACK

A MESSAGE FROM

OUR MAN IN THE FIELD

"A letter to my younger self,

 

I wrote it from the point of view of a person looking back at their life and recognising how time has changed them.  In the beginning, they are dictating a letter to someone.  The words in the letter are the words of the chorus and the letter is to explain what the person is about to do.  I wanted to leave that part open so the person could be leaving a job or a place or any situation and the listener can make it whatever they want.

 

To me, the person in the song has realised that there is still time left to change their circumstances and get back to who they used to be. I’ve known a lot of people who have followed the traditional path of school, university 9-5 job - but then realised that they spend most of their life doing something they don’t like and missed out on so much.  Most people don’t want to take a risk and change their situation and for some, it's impossible not to once they realise."  

'Thin' (I Used To Be Bulletproof)' is the first single from Our Man In The Field's debut album 'The Company of Strangers'

'The Company of Strangers' is set to be released this September

LYRICS FOR 'THIN (I USED TO BE BULLETPROOF)

Hold all my calls and take this letter down

Take the afternoon

Quote me word for word on every line

Get it down this time

I used to be bulletproof

Nothing could ever get through 

Crack or penetrate 

I could walk through fire

Take a pack of lions

To hold me down

Now my iron skin

My iron skin is growing thin

So come on do your worst

Get it over with

It's not like I'm the first

Won't be the last who... 

Used to be bulletproof

Nothing could ever get through

Crack or penetrate 

I could walk through fire 

Take a pack of lions

To hold me down

Now my iron skin

My iron skin is growing thin

Don't you want to, don't you want to

Don't you want to, don't you want to 

Find out

Song Credits;

Alexander Ellis - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar

Henry Senior - Pedal Steel Guitar 

Greg Bishop - Drums & Vocal Harmonies

Tom Rosenfeld - Bass & Vocal Harmonies

Jim Wallace - All other instrumentation 

Produced by Jim Wallace 

Recorded at 'The Rattle' (London)

Teaser Video for 'Thin (I Used to be Bulletproof)'

Our Man In The Field is offering a limited run of 100 handmade 7" vinyl. These can be bought at Rough Trade, Badlands, Longwell Records or from this link:https://ourmaninthefield.selz.com

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