JOHN POWER

JOHN POWER¬†RELEASES ONE-OFF SINGLE TODAY:¬†‚ÄúGROUNDED TRUTH‚Ä̬†- OUT TODAY VIA ALAN McGEE‚Äôs IT‚ÄôS CREATION BABY -¬†

 

Today, JOHN POWER presents a brand new solo track: ‚ÄúGrounded Truth‚ÄĚ.

Hallmarked with his worldly-wise lyricism and distinctive Merseyside brogue, the track finds Power in the¬† classic¬† songwriting¬† form¬† that¬† has¬† continued¬† to¬† inspire¬† through¬† the¬† generations.¬† Featuring¬† just Power,¬† an¬† acoustic¬† guitar¬† and¬† subtle¬† piano¬† accompaniments,¬† ‚ÄúGrounded¬† Truth‚Ä̬† leaves¬† the¬† space open and atmosphere uncluttered to let its impactful lyrics take centre stage.

A¬† song¬† about¬† ‚Äúlooking¬† within¬† yourself¬† to¬† find¬† universal¬† truths¬† as¬† an antidote to all the noise we are subject¬† to¬† in¬† our¬† daily¬† lives¬† right¬† now‚ÄĚ,¬† the¬† lyrics¬† find¬† one¬† of¬† the¬† Northwest‚Äôs¬† most¬† thoughtful¬† and intelligent songwriters at his most wistful and observational best.

Power¬† adds:¬† ‚ÄúEnjoyment,¬† thrills¬† and¬† experience¬† are all very much a part of growing up. You want it and¬† you¬† are¬† hungry¬† for¬† it¬† and¬† you¬† put¬† yourself¬† in¬† a¬† line¬† of¬† fire¬† for¬† it….To¬† my¬† younger self I‚Äôd say I probably should have taken my foot off the pedal a bit. It‚Äôs funny how life passes by whilst you‚Äôre living it.‚ÄĚ

Released via Alan McGee‚Äôs It‚Äôs Creation Baby label, the song can also be heard soundtracking a short film showcasing the new adidas Spezial collection (the film¬† is available to watch now¬† on¬† SHOWstudio.com) ‚Äď the film primarily documents John recording the track in Abbey Road Studios. Power was head-hunted by longtime fan and curator of adidas Spezial: Gary Aspden. Over the last 8 years, Aspden has been responsible for developing the adidas Spezial range and building its authentic cultural connections with other adidas fans. With that in mind, Aspden felt Power was the perfect fit for their latest campaign.

Sung through the vocals of a seminal artist who has seen it all but lives for telling stories in his own unmistakable¬† way,¬† the¬† release¬† of¬† ‚ÄúGrounded¬† Truth‚Ä̬† offers¬† a¬† meaningful¬† and¬† relevant¬† collaboration definitive of our times.

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John Power is a highly esteemed singer-songwriter from Allerton, Liverpool. Rising to fame as part of The¬† La‚Äôs¬† between¬† 1986-91, Power went on to form Cast in the mid-1990s who found huge success throughout the Britpop era with albums including 1995‚Äôs ‚ÄėAll Change‚Äô (Polydor‚Äôs biggest-selling debut album of the time) and 1997‚Äôs million-selling ‚ÄėMother Nature Calls‚Äô. Solo albums such as ‚ÄėHappening For¬† Love‚Äô,¬† ‚ÄėWillow¬† She¬† Weeps‚Äô¬† and¬† ‚ÄėStormbreaker‚Äô¬† released¬† since¬† the¬† turn¬† of¬† the¬† century,¬† have cemented Power as one of the nation‚Äôs most revered songwriting talents. A fervour also continues to surround¬† his¬† activities¬† with¬† the¬† reunited¬† Cast¬† proving¬† the¬† band‚Äôs¬† enduring¬† popularity¬† to the present day.¬† Collaborating¬† with¬† adidas¬† Spezial¬† for¬† the¬† first¬† time, Power releases the solo single: ‚ÄúGrounded Truth‚ÄĚ.