MERRY HELL – THE HOURGLASS TRILOGY
A series of 3 digital singles (plus videos) are heading our way
Merry Hell are preparing to release a series of singles which will be available to download and stream from all the usual places. A video will be released at the same time as each single.
When Merry Hell started thinking about a new album and the writers brought their fresh ideas to the band, it was a surprise that 3 of the band, Virginia Kettle, Bob Kettle and Neil McCartney had each written songs that gave voice to concerns about our environmental impact and the climate emergency.
The songs will appear as The Hourglass Trilogy, reflecting the widely held belief that the time for action is now, hopefully before it is too late.
The first single, Leave It In The Ground is out today with the others as follows:
1: LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND: RELEASED 18th MAY
2: SISTER ATLAS: RELEASED 8th JUNE
3: EMERGENCY LULLABY (WASTING TIME): RELEASED 29th JUNE
Each has a different voice but all have that positive, joyful Merry Hell feel. Here’s the video for the first single:
Leave It In The Ground was written by fiddle player, Neil McCartney. Coming from a family with mining connections and growing up in an area with a long but declining mining tradition, he is well aware of both the human and environmental impacts of extracting fossil fuels. His song looks at the use of cleaner and safer energy as both a way forward and a means of honouring the sacrifices of the past.
The new songs are strong and the messages are united. A call to look at our own behaviours and how we can make positive changes for the benefit of all, whilst we hold up the mirror of truth to those who place profits and gain above the common good.
The series will also serve as a taster for the next album Emergency Lullabies, currently approaching completion.