Kevin Godley Precedes December Release Of ‘Muscle Memory’ With Individual Tracks Out Every Two Weeks

We last spoke with Kevin Godley back in 2017, on the launch of his project, and first solo album, ‘Muscle Memory’. Set back somewhat by the demise of PledgeMusic, he is finally about to release the album, with the help of record label The state51 Conspiracy.

Godley asked for musicians to submit instrumental pieces, to which he and was sent a whopping 286 tracks. Eventually he was able to whittle them down to 11, writing for the final tracklisting on the album. He then took the tunes and wrote the melodies and lyrics, and turned them into songs.

The composers’ identities have been concealed, in order to show no favouritism to well-known names, and to put all on a level playing field. The focus is on Godley and his lyrics, as he covers such topics as gun control, societal unrest, racism and questions regarding political correctness.

Set for release in December, Godley and state51 are releasing one track from the album every two weeks, starting with ‘Expecting A Message’ on July 16. See below for full release details.

1. Expecting A Message: 16/07/2020
2. The Ghosts Of The Living: 30/07/2020
3. Hit The Street: 13/08/2020
4. The Bang Bang Theory: 27/08/2020
5. Minutes Alone: 10/09/2020
6. Cut To The Cat: 24/09/2020
7. One Day: 08/10/2020
8. All Bones Are White: 22/10/2020
9. Periscope: 5/11/2020
10. Song Of Hate: 19/11/2020
11. Bulletholes In The Sky: 03/12/2020

Check Kevin Godley’s websitewebsite for further information. You can listen to our 2017 interview with Kevin Godley about the project below:

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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