‘Did my best, all though it comes to show
That I was wrong,’
-Magnus Bechmann from his album ‘Uneasy’
‘Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.’
– Step 10 of AA
‘The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.’
– M. Scott Peck
In 1969 we had ‘Easy Rider’ written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern. in 2020 we have ‘Uneasy’ by Magnus Bechmann. ‘Uneasy’ is the second track from the album of the same name by Norwegian Magnus Bechmann. The last we heard from Magnus was in 2017 when he released his debut EP ‘Loners Get Lonely Too’ which received great reviews and being named band of the week by The Guardian. The first single from this new album was ‘What Do You Know’ which received great reviews and radio listings in his home country. The years between now and then have been a time of growth for Magnes and it is evident in this new music that shows us a more mature and gifted musician and writer.
‘’Uneasy captures a situation most people are familiar with but really uncomfortable with. Situations in everyday life that are usually not a big deal can grow totally out of proportion. – Magnus Bechmann
The album ‘Uneasy’ will be released as singles spaced out over the remainder of the year as individual ‘chapters’. As Bechmann himself says, ‘’viewing it as a writer listening from the outside, it can seem a bit overwhelming to take in everything at once – after all, I don´t want the listener to feel too disillusioned. But there is really no way around the fact some situations in life are a bit unpleasant. In a way, you can look at the lyrics as the bitter pill and the accompanying music as the spoonful of honey to make it all go down smoother’’.
Uneasy is easy to listen to but be forewarned that it will grow on you after repeat listens and for me at least that meant I was going to develop a good case of ‘stuck song syndrome’.
‘Uneasy’ dropped Friday 24th April 2020 on Sailor Music.
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