Former Dead 60s frontman Matt McManamon has launched his solo career with a great new tune - ‘Jumpin’ The Gun’. The single is out on Friday the 15th of January. It has been fifteen plus years since the Dead 60s debut and this new track is something special. Vibrant, bouncy and full of energy it really sets the tone for McManamon’s full album, ‘Scally Folk’, which is on its way later this year.
‘Jumpin’ The Gun’ is a change in direction from the sound of ska-punk - “This is the shape of things to come” is the opening line of the song and honestly, the sound here is something else.
Matt: “Jumpin’ The Gun” is a song for all ‘the haters’ in life. The song is primarily about experiencing negative people & negative thoughts, and responding to them by doing something positive. Some years ago when I took a hiatus from doing music, I’d find certain opinionated people, basically wrote me off, believing I was finished and would never do anything in music again. I always knew I would, I was just taking stock and biding my time and making sure I didn’t “jump the gun”, so the song draws inspiration from turning other people’s negativity into a positive. For me it has a real “we will win” attitude about it, not too dissimilar to the kids book The Tortoise and the Hare”
With his Merseyside accent entwined with a power pop sound, this debut single is a standout. Pre-save here. You won’t regret it.
The video to ‘Jumpin’ The Gun’ will be available from tomorrow.