Stream: Francis Lung – A Selfish Man

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Manchester-based musician and ex WU LYF bassist Tom McClung – not satisfied with having already formed the guitar-pop band Los Porcos since his former band’s split – now steps out under the Francis Lung moniker to deliver catchy, sun-kissed indie-rock. ‘A Selfish Man’ runs for six and a half minutes, yet burns bright for its entirety; no doubt something to do with the uncomfortable truths hidden within: “Abandoning was not the plan/ but I don’t wanna know you/ or wanna understand/ I can let you go/ cause I’m a selfish man“.

There are too no doubt several not-so-subtle swipes in ‘A Selfish Man’ concerning the breakup of WU LYF – McLung has remained silent up until now – for those who want to look for them : “They say you can’t come back/that’s why I never left“. Truth be told, it’s hard to pick through the self-absorption when the melodies are as delightfully breezy as this.

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