We’ve two treats from Glasgow’s Donnie Willow today – the first is a video for track ‘Little Brother’, the latest cut from their mini-album ‘Inhale.Exhale’ which came out last month.
“‘Little Brother’ is a song about brotherhood and the development of character,” say the band. “The song goes through different stages, much like a person does when they are trying to figure out who they are.
“Lyrically, a similar pattern is followed. The message in the lyrics at the start of the song is disguised behind metaphors, but as the track develops it thins the guard to the point where I’m openly saying, “I’m so glad to see that you are growing up now, little brother.”
“Change, family and relationships are the foundations that hold this song together.”
They shot the video with drummer Peter Bunting’s older brother, Matthew Bunting. “We have done almost all of our music videos with him and feel that keeping what we do close to home keeps it unique. He is a very talented videographer so it was a no-brainer to work with a ‘bro’ for ‘Little Bro’’.”
Watch the clip below.
The second treat is a cover of Reuben’s ‘Moving To Blackwater’, a track taken from the trio’s 2004 debut album ‘Racecar Is Racecar Backwards’.
“Reuben are a massive influence for us. We wanted to do a rendition of ‘Moving To Blackwater’ in a style that we could associate with our younger selves,” they explain.
“We didn’t want to totally rewrite the song, but write it as if the original didn’t exist and that it was something we had come up with. It feels like a Donnie Willow song and reminds us of the inspiration that the band gave us when we first started writing.
“Jamie Lenman is such an incredible song writer. For those that might be unfamiliar with the original, we urge that you not only go and check it out, but listen to the whole of ‘Racecar is Racecar Backwards’. It will blow your mind.”