After a 3 year break from releasing new material, Girobabies are back and all does not sound at ease.
Written on a dark, dreary Monday of a bleak Scottish January, ‘Dear Monday’ is lyricist Mark McG’s answer to whether it’s all worth it in the end. Is it worth ploughing on, taking part in all the games and the nonsense of releasing music when you’re up against it from the outset? It’s a blistering attack on cosy privilege and industry fakery; a ‘screw you’ to the lazy gatekeepers and taste mongers of the world. You can’t help but wonder who provided the ‘tinfoil in the microwave’ that set the spark to write the track.
Musically it’s largely bass and rhythm led with the occasional bust of brightness to keep it moving along. It doesn’t have the sing along quality of say ‘Equinox’ but it’s catchy in its own way and should lodge itself in your brain before long.
If you’re wondering, his answer to the song’s central question is a pretty defiant yes. With tunes good as this and if, as he sings, Mark still has ‘rakes of tales to say’ then this is to be encouraged in every way possible… you could start by buying the cd.