Gang of Four pay tribute to Andy Gill with “Day Turns Into Night” from posthumous EP
Gang of Four's Anti Hero EP, featuring some of the last music founding member Andy Gill worked on before his death earlier this year, is out July 17. That's the cover art above which was done by the great Shepard Fairey. We've got the premiere of "Day Turns Into Night," which was written by John Sterry, who had been Gang of Four's vocalist since 2012, and is a tribute Gill. “I had no intention of it being about him,” says Sterry. “It just came out that way and also I didn’t intend for it to be released. I often cloak lyrics with ambiguity and this felt too raw. But listening now, I'm glad I wrote it with no thought of where it might go—it’s just a pure distillation of the years I'd spent with Andy and the band.”
Sterry goes on to say, "It's the most to the point lyric I've ever written, there's no symbolism or ambiguity in it. It's pure and I have grown to love its honesty, even though it came as quite a shock to find myself writing in that way. [Go4 bassist] Thomas McNeice produced it after Andy's Wife (Catherine Mayer) heard the track and persuaded us to include it in the EP."
You can listen to "Day Turns Into Night," and "Forever Starts Now" off the EP, below.