Majical Cloudz’s Devon Welsh puts out first solo release, ‘Down the Mountain’
Earlier this year, Majical Cloudz broke up but the members promised they’d continue with new projects. Singer Devon Welsh just put out his first solo release, Down the Mountain, which you can stream below and download (name your price) at Bandcamp. Devon specifies that it’s not an album exactly, but a collection of songs he hadn’t gotten a chance to release yet. So far it doesn’t sound too different from Majical Cloudz, which is probably a good thing for anyone bummed about that band’s breakup. Here’s what Devon says:
This is a small collection of songs that were written at different times over the last two years. Some of them were written during the same time as Are You Alone? but did not end up on that album for one reason or another. Others were written and recorded for fun last summer.
I want to release all these songs because I like them a lot and since I am working on new music, my attention will inevitably go to that new music and these songs will be forgotten, and forgotten songs are sad.
So this isn’t an album, and it isn’t an album of “new music”, but it’s a collection of older songs that I like and that I feel deserve to be released.
Note: The recordings might sound a bit rough, I mixed and mastered it myself and am in the process of learning how to be better at that…