Song 100: Torquil Campbell – He’s Going To Give It Up
Artist: Torquil Campbell
Song: He’s Going To Give It Up
When I first started this project I didn’t expect I’d get to highlight any of the music by the artists that inspired the project (Stars), but I was surprised a bit ago when they released their newest track Ship to Shore. A bit before that though Torquil Campbell released some previously unreleased solo songs which were also a surprise to me. When I first saw he released the songs I got pretty excited and decided I’d wait until the 100th day of the posts to include one of his songs.
The song I chose is one which he explains on his Bandcamp was written and recorded 20 years ago with Chris Seligman (of Stars) and Jimmy Shaw (of Metric). You all know I’ve drunk the Stars/Memphis/Torq kool-aid so I can’t help, but say that it’s a fantastic song. I’m really into it. Give it a listen and then go buy all of his solo music… and Stars music.
365 New Tunes is a project inspired by a tweet from the band Stars on December 31st, 2017 encouraging people to listen to a new song every day of the next year.