'When The Walls Went Down' - JON C BUTLER
Jon C Butler is a writer and singer from Leicester, England who first came to attention with the classic album Shakespeare Alabama by Diesel Park West at the dawn of the nineties.
With a particular awareness of the beauty and richness of sixties American west coast rock'n'roll the band were responsible for a clutch of highly invigorating albums from 1989 to 2011.
'When The Walls Went Down' is a contemporary take being filtered through time.
Taken from Jon's 'brilliantly infectious'* album UNIVERSAL STRANGER, the song is a sonic shoot along the decades since the Great Society. (*Americana UK)
The soul-searching resonance of the lyrics also take us into familiar territory for Jon - wrong turns and the passing of time. A deft reminder of those infrequent moments when, maybe, we should have let our emotional walls come down and allowed our hearts to rule our heads.
Seems so long ago now it feels like history
A moment in time lost under decades of cynicism and pointless greed
But there was a time when the walls went down
And we were one
Butler is acknowledged as being a writer who has always furrowed his own path delivering songs that seem wilfully not to pander to the norm and yet display an easy charm and clarity.
'When The Walls Went Down' is available from 10 November 2017 on Strataville.
ACCLAIM for album UNIVERSAL STRANGER
‘A great listen from start to finish. So many of the shimmering chiming guitar tracks on offer are brilliantly infectious’
‘Charming and lyrically mature, Universal Stranger sees Jon C Butler ruminating on the state of the world and furrowing his own path. Rather than beat you over the head the songs caress.’
‘A highly accomplished veteran with hints of a Memphis soul troubadour Butler deserves a resounding thumbs up.’
--Emerging Indie Bands
‘Nobody, I mean nobody, writes songs like this.’
--Chris Kimsey, Producer