Album: Every Valley (2017)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Every Valley chronicles the demise of the South Wales coal industry, and the perseverance of the local people against great odds. Like several other songs on the album this track retains a sense of hope and optimism, despite the difficulties they face. Frontman J Willgoose Esq told HMV.com:

    "Even though it kind of speaks of all this strife and the scarring of the countryside, the broken men of the valley and all these kind of things, it does end on a defiant note; 'the things my boyhood cherished stand firm and shall remain'. So I think that air of defiance does run through the album, the sense that life will go on and you just have to kind of dig in for it."
  • This features James Dean Bradfield, frontman of the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers. The words he sings are taken from "Gwalia Deserta" by the Welsh poet Idris Davies.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Rick Springfield

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater RevivalFact or Fiction

Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.

Mike Campbell

Mike CampbellSongwriter Interviews

Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."

Weezer

WeezerFact or Fiction

Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real Group

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real GroupSong Writing

The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside Story

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.