New Release & Live Dates: The Lake Poets – Lonely In The City

Lonely In The City is the new single from The Lake Poets – the solo vehicle for the Sunderland based left-field folk artist Marty Longstaff

Take a look below…

The track is taken from his forthcoming new album, II, which will be released in late August and promoted with a full UK tour…

30.04.18 NEWCASTLE Wylam Brewery
02.05.18 MILTON KEYNES Stables
03.05.18 LONDON St Pancras Old Church
25.09.18 SHEFFIELD Greystones
26.09.19 EDINBURGH Sneaky Pete’s
28.09.18 GLASGOW Hug & Pint
02.10.18 BRIGHTON Hope & Ruin
03.10.18 BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Café
04.10.18 CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
05.10.18 BRISTOL Folk House
10.10.18 MANCHESTER Gulliver’s
12.10.18 NEWTON ABBOT Kingskerswell Parish Church
17.10.18 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads

A plaintive yet beautiful and haunting piano-based ballad, Longstaff explains Lonely In The City as “a song written around the time of the Brexit referendum that deals with abject sadness, confusion and a feeling of being left behind in the isolated and divided North”

Written from a young person’s perspective during Longstaff’s regular songwriting workshops with two of his alumni, the song’s theme of isolation, dejection, but ultimately hope speaks to those of us with pain in our hearts but a vision of a better future

The new album was written and recorded between Nashville and Wearside and deals with life and love from the perspective of two protagonists who are lost and lonely in the city. The bulk of it was recorded and mixed in a one time drug rehabilitation clinic cum refugee centre in Sunderland’s historic East End

It combines heartfelt and reflective lyricism with Martin’s clear and shimmering vocals to produce a record that documents the complexities and compromises of growing up and finding love in the post industrial landscape of Northern England