John J. Presley and Laura-Mary Carter combine on new song ‘Sinnerman’.
The two artists are perfectly matched, helping to fuse together aspects of light and shade. ‘Sinnerman’ has a heavy emotional impact, it’s almost industrial weight clad in darkness. There’s a beauty apparent in the songwriting, too, with John J. Presley displaying Nick Cave esque levels of vocal intensity.
The song appears on his new album ‘Chaos & Calypso’, which will be released through God Unknown Records on October 20th. The singer’s debut album ‘As The Night Draws In’ was released back in 2019, followed by the vinyl-only lockdown project ‘Albany Sessions’.
A bold return, ‘Sinnerman’ emphasises the singularity of his approach, while also displaying John J. Presley’s willingness to collaborate. The Invisible’s Tom Herbert features on double bass, while sessions took place with Ian Davenport at Courtyard Studios.
“‘Sinnerman is a result of bad advice, crippling swirling illness and our reliance on big pharma. Cycles of societal problems with no solid plan for the future depress and feed the anxious state. I made it out, thankfully,” explains John. “Having Laura-Mary Carter sing on the track was perfect. We toured with Blood Red Shoes a few years back and have remained friends ever since. She’s a real force, the real deal.”
The video is shot in striking monochrome, and it perfectly matches the power of the studio recording. A vital watch, ‘Sinnerman’ raises expectations still further for John J. Presley’s incoming album.
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Catch John J. Presley supporting Gaz Coombes at the following shows:
25 Stoke on Trent The Sugarmill
26 Gloucester Guildhall