Gerald Slevin has shared new song ‘Agnostic About You’.
The DIY pop mastermind is continually creative, amassing an imposing catalogue of home-produced jewels. ‘Agnostic About You’ has a McCartney-esque longing for melody, while the lyrics contrast the religious terminology with something more personal.
A neat duet – Gerald sings the song with his wife, Rachel – the two act as a counterpoint to the lyrics, which make reference to Fleetwood Mac. Discussing the word play, he says:
“It’s more about looking at past relationships to the point that you start questioning whether or not a person you loved or thought you loved ever really existed.”
The vocals have a playful intimacy, one that recalls those prime Fleetwood Mac bangers. He continues:
“It was originally just my own voice, which didn’t quite feel right. She had the idea to do it as a duet, because the lyrics mention the famously duetting Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, so it’s also a bit of an homage. You get this intense effect where two people are sort of feuding by singing both with and at each other. But it’s ultimately uplifting because they’re singing in harmony and turning it all into a song.”
Tune in now.