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Catalan - Ewen Friers

Review: Catalan – OKA

The songwriters’ duty sometime falls to holding up a mirror to the concerns and frustrations of his age. Through music he connects with the world around him, through lyrical expression says those things we’re all thinking.

OKA, the debut single by Catalan [the nom de plume of Ewen Friers] is one such song.

The climate on the current world stage thus produces something in the punk rock milieu. Think early days of The Clash. Driving bass with anthemic percussion lead this tune, punctuated by poignant and pointed guitar riffs.

There remains a playfulness to this track perhaps reminding us to take it all with a grain of salt and never lose our sense of humor.

NI Music Editor, Gigging Northern Ireland