Kyle Falconer
The View frontman opens his solo account...

The View's Kyle Falconer had always wanted to be in a band, to conquer the world with his friends by his side.

Along the way, though, the Scottish singer has always dabbled in solo shows, in a few guest performances here and there.

Last summer Kyle Falconer debuted a full solo set in his home city of Dundee, a scorching performance laden with personal revelations.

Debut solo single 'Poor Me' arrives this Friday (April 27th), following sessions in Paul Weller's Black Barn Studio.

Working entirely alone - except for guest drums - Kyle was able to face up to his demons, to his problems with addiction and alcohol abuse.

'Poor Me' was born during spells in therapy, a time when the songwriter was able to put his own issues into a wider context.

“Every day you get triggers and traumas stuck in your head, and you’re hearing all of these horrible stories,” reflects Falconer. “You want to hear it, but at the same time you’re thinking, ‘I’m here to help myself but I’ve got to listen to everyone else’s story.’ It’s quite hard to hear, and I was thinking that a lot of these people were worse off than me.”

The new single leads the way, and it's perhaps Kyle's bravest gesture yet. He comments: "It's been a very long time coming this solo thing. It feels great to get it off my chest finally and the lyrics to this track run deep."

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Bazza Mills

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