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Album Name: UNFORGIVING CURRENT
Record Label: IMPORTS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 8/30/2019
Manchester songwriter Ryan Kennedy returns with his fourth album 'The Unforgiving Current'. Recorded in and around Tokyo hotel rooms, apartments and studios, the album is a badly lit stroll through Tokyo's winding streets, stopping in only the most questionable bars. Despite it's seemingly overpopulated centres, there is often a strange isolation. This isolation would be the fuel behind 'The Unforgiving Current'. After moving to Tokyo early 2018 Kennedy began work on the album. Amidst language and work issues his rosy outlook soon dimmed and what follows is Kennedy's exploration and loneliness in this foreign land. Previous musical similarities may be unearthed but what runs through this record is a vein of (dare I say) mature introspection which sets it apart from previous works.