Dublin native Greg Clifford recently released his new Confessions EP, his third EP in fifteen months which he has complimented with his self titled debut album.
We caught up with the former Elavator front man to discuss his new three track EP, which was released on November 22nd, to see what lies ahead for him in 2014.
1) What was your inspiration for writing Confessions?
I wished to produce an honest EP, incorporating lyrics that are real and important to me, while allowing a predominantly acoustic soundworld to prevail. I wanted to create cohesion between my gigs and the studio efforts. Earlier studio releases of mine didn’t always reflect how or what I performed to live audiences.
The single ‘Confessions Of A Man’ is autobiographical. Like most, I’ve been guilty in the past of appearances and bravado (quite a male trait), but this song is a reaction to the bullshit. I wrote this song when I found myself in a place of serenity and clarity. All sub-conscious disguises were dropped. ‘Take Off Your Mask’ is similar in regards subject matter in that all too often people hide behind appearances, routine and safety. I feel as a nation we’re too accepting of authority. It’s okay to question and rattle a few cages! What’s the worst that can happen! I also feel we allow ourselves become too receptive to lies and garbage TV. It numbs the senses. So this song is an amalgamation of these concepts and realisations. I regard the lyrics as the best I’ve ever penned. ‘Wandering Man’ is, as the title suggests, about a wandering man! It’s based on a travelling musician I encountered once by the name of Felix Sunnyboy Wilson. A real bohemian in nature,objecting preconceived ‘norms’. I dig that. Read more