Galen & Paul – ‘Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?’ Is Out Now
May 19, 2023
Galen & Paul is the brand-new project from: Paul Simonon, bassist with The Clash, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen; and Galen Ayers, the singer-songwriter whose artistic projects include the rightly acclaimed solo album ‘Monument’. Today, the duo release their debut album together, ‘Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?’, a collection of bilingual duets in which they explore an eclectic array of European music cultures, while also capturing evocative vignettes of life across the continent. The album includes the singles ‘Lonely Town’, ‘Room At The Top’ and ‘Hacia Arriba’. LISTEN HERE
The roots of the album began in lockdown. Paul headed to a Mallorcan fishing village, where he spent his time writing songs and painting his impressions of the stunning locales. As restrictions lifted, he spread his wings: some days he might spend his time working with local musicians, on others he might busk in front of cafes in Palma. What was intended to be a short change of pace turned into an 18-month escape. When he finally headed back to London, he further developed his ideas with his friend Galen, with both bonding over a love of sparse, evocative songwriting.
‘Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?’ features an array of top tier talent. It was produced by the legendary Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex, Sparks) with a band consisting of Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good, The Bad and The Queen), Sebastian Rochford (Polar Bear, David Byrne, Patti Smith) and Dan Donovan (Big Audio Dynamite), with Damon Albarn playing on melodica on a number of tracks.
In addition to standard digital, vinyl and CD formats, a pink vinyl edition will be available exclusively in-store from select indie retailers. The duo’s official store also stocks a deluxe white vinyl with an art card, signed LPs and CDs, and a selection of album/merch bundles.