The track is a gentle dig at Sunday supplement culture, where there is always an aging artist being resurrected having fallen out of favour. Their reinvention culminates in them being the “featured artist” and on the cover of a free magazine; it’s a tongue in cheek view of popular culture. You can check out the video for Featured Artist below!
Yet this is just one of many brilliant tracks that make up 2013, which chronicle Jones’ life across a year and what had happened to him in that time. There’s a variety of influences crammed into the record, with incredible tracks some of which were recorded with a 30-piece orchestra made up of friends and friends of friends.
The album was recorded completely live, with further additions including a community choir from Glasgow, and a plethora of field recording. It is undoubtedly a wonderfully grandiose affair, and how this will translate in the live arena, who knows but there will be plenty of opportunities to catch Meilyr Jones.
His current tour dates are as follows:
Friday 12th February – Cardiff – From Now On Festival
Monday 25th April – Ramsgate – Music Hall
Tuesday 26th April – London – Moth Club
Wednesday 27th April – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
Friday 29th April – Liverpool – Studio 2
Monday 2nd May – Newcastle – Cluny
Tuesday 3rd May – Glasgow – King Tuts
Friday 13th May – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 14th May – Wrexham – Focus Wales
Saturday 11th June – London – Field Day
Saturday 23rd July – North Yorkshire – Deershed Festival
18-21 August – Green Man Festival