Title: See Me Like This
Label: Run With Faith Records
Impact date: available now
‘See Me Like This’ is the lead track and singer/rapper Mike Murray has revealed the heartbreaking story behind the lyrics ahead of their UK tour.
Mike – who formed Prose with Lee Royle (guitar, vocals) – penned the song about his late father after he sadly lost his battle with alcohol and drug addiction.
He explained: “I wrote this song as my dad was dying in the hospital, due to alcohol and drug abuse. I felt conflicted with my feelings because he hadn’t been there for me and I missed out on things that a normal kid should have had with their dad. But it’s also about how much I still loved him and the pain I was feeling at the thought of him dying.“
Prose have drawn a broad variety of comparisons in their early press coverage. They were described as a combination of down-to-earth U.K. hip-hop, similar to The Streets or Plan B, and a touch of melodic lad rock that took its cues from fellow Mancunians Oasis. Their lyrical approach was inspired by life experience, often covering very personal subjects.
The single is available on all platforms now. The full EP will be available in March 2019.
Friday 1 March: Bristol: Zed Alley: £8
Saturday 16 March: London: The Water Rats: £10
Saturday 23 March: Manchester: Academy 2 (with The Manchester Camerata) £15
Saturday 30 March: Glasgow: Nice N Sleazy: £8
Tickets for the tour here:
haveexperienced the harsher elements of life, and this is reflected in their songwriting. Poverty, hardship, homelessness, struggling to get by… it’s all in there” (Clash)
“Manchester Camerata is ‘Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” (The Times).
The EP is part of a project funded by the PRS Momentum Fund