David Holmes recently announced his new album Blind On A Galloping Horse , set to be released on November 10th on Heavenly Recordings, a 14-track “interrogation of the last decade, time spent watching a decaying, fraying Britain visibly buckling in real time while tending to his own battles with mental health.”
‘Stop Apologising’ is the followup song to ‘Necessary Genius’ , also featuring Raven Violet – is described as “a glorious hymn to the power of resilience and self-belief.”
David says, “‘Stop Apologising’ is a song bathed in the wonders of psychedelic therapy – an ode to the over-thinkers who waste so much time worrying about nothing rather than living their lives on their terms.”
The song comes with remixes by Horse Meat Disco and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, more on those below.
“Love songs to leap the barricades to,” is how it’s also pitched.
It features the voice of Raven Violet, a recent frequent collaborator, and uses analogue drum machines and synths in its sound. Spoken word accounts from Afghan and Ukrainian refugees who now reside in Belfast, a Palestinian ambulance driver, French and Irish observers of the UK’s recent political upheaval also weigh in.
Blind On A Galloping Horse was written, produced and arranged by David Holmes. The album features updated versions of the previously released singles ‘Hope Is The Last Thing To Die’ and ‘It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love’ and a recording of an unreleased song by Holmes’ late friend Andrew Weatherall (‘I Laugh Myself To Sleep’).
Horsemeat Disco Remix
South London’s finest Horse Meat Disco turn Stop Apologising into a woozy electro-stomp that’s reminiscent of Amii Stewart’s peerless Knock On Wood blasting out from under a glitter ball at a wild and rampant after hours session in a Vauxhall dive bar.
Driven by a nimble bass line and a brilliantly choppy rhythm guitar line, Collen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy turns Stop Apologising into a perfect slice of relentless, hands in the air disco-funk.