The madness and fallout from the US election ensured any other news or media vying for attention would find itself well buried for some time. So, of course VerseChorusVerse thought that the days following that bombshell would the perfect time to release some new music under the radar. Well, we’re very glad he did.
‘The New Paranoia’ is the latest release from former And So I Watch You From Afar guitarist Tony Wright, better known these days as VerseChorusVerse. Moody and etched with concern ‘The New Paranoia’ tackles the age of information overload, dread and distrust. Wright’s deep vocals are wrapped in a dark web of piano, shifting percussion and quietly grooving bass.
In Wright’s own words:
“In light of the darkness, & the increased uncertainty of the times we currently inhabit; a world that has never had so much information available at the touch of a button & yet disinformation/propaganda is as ubiquitous as the need for change – I present you, ‘The New Paranoia’.”
The new music appeared last month alongside a myriad of project announcements, a third VerseChorusVerse album, Wright’s first book and a documentary about music and social injustice in Spain. 2017 is going to be some year for VerseChorusVerse and it will be well worth keeping an eye and ear out.