Interview - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
- Mark Petrie
- 17 February 2011
Musician Sam Duckworth on politics, change and the future
1.The List: The first single from the new album is entitled ‘Collapsing Cities’. Was the song inspired by the recent collapse of the economic system?
GCWCF: It was more a reaction to the collapse and an opportunity to re-evaluate the structure of society. It looks more at how society should centre on people and not money, also the exploring value of community and happiness.
2. The List: The two parties of the coalition government are committed to savage cuts to public spending, with particularly draconian cuts from the cultural and arts sectors, does this concern you in anyway?
GCWCF: It definitely does concern me and it is a shame they are so dramatic. The curious thing is that things like the UK Film Council generate money from the investment by the state. It seems to be an ideological attack from the centre right party in power and it will only restrict the quality and out put of the arts.
3. The List: The cultural phenomenon that is Cheryl Cole released her debut solo album ‘3 Words’ last year. What three words would you use to describe the TV show she co-hosts, The X Factor?
GCWCF: Bad for music.
4. The List: It’s been four years since the release of your debut album, has there been any dramatic changes as to what has inspired you to write the music for this third album?
GCWCF: Not any dramatic changes no, more of an evolutionary thing. I was very headstrong when I was younger and I think that still comes across. Now I’m a bit older I think my vision has widened, I would say before it was black and white, now I explore the grey area in between.
5. The List: Where do you see your career in 25 years time?
GCWCF: Hopefully still more of the same, making music is what I love and I’m not in it for the money. If I was still able to push myself musically and be enjoying the process then that is what I’ll be doing. That’s what inspires me.
●Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’s self titled third album is out now on Cooking Vinyl.