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McCully Workshop announce new single "Beginnings"

McCully Workshop - Tully and Mike McCully, Rupert Mellor, Richard Black and Gordon Mackay - are excited to announce their new single 'Beginnings'. 

Visual fro the new video clip (c) Songwrights Publishers

The track is the first new release from the iconic band since their 2019 album ‘Infinity’. Since then, guitarist Richard Black has relocated to the UK, making 'Beginnings' the first time the band has created music completely remotely. 

"Though we're not able to play live together anymore, we still chat all the time and all agreed it would be nice to do a new project involving everybody", says Tully (lead vocals and bass).

The song recalls the band's iconic hit 'Buccaneer' and was conceived as an ode to the band's heritage as well as humanity's love for and creation of music over the millennia.

"There is music in everyone. Some let out, some keep it in, but it's always been there" says Mike (drums and backing vocals), to which Gordon (keyboard and backing vocals), quips "some should rather never let it out!" before adding "A great song that came together with the five of us independently creating our individual parts, each of us oblivious to the other’s ideas and yet the result sounds as though we were all in the same studio. Very proud to be a part of this project."

For Rupert (lead vocals and keyboard), it was one of the band's most enjoyable projects, "The song is not overly complex but quite haunting lyrically. And yet again we have maintained the McCully trademark harmonies. So recognizable."

"The song is the essence of all that is great about the band", says Richard (guitar and backing vocals) "and I cherish the challenge of creating meaningful guitar parts and playing them as live as possible...and adding vocal flavours to help complete the McCully Workshop magic."

"Beginnings" is available on all digital platforms from May the 20th 2022.

Watch the music video on Youtube here:

Artist photograph by Laura McCullagh

 Mountain Records, Hamburg


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