Local Nomad

FRESH: ‘Snakechild’ – Local Nomad

Local Nomad is a “Snakechild”

Synth-pop artist Local Nomad releases his banging new tune, “Snakechild”, today – oh my God! Just as the man himself says, drinking jack and honey, he IS a “Snakechild”. The song comes hard on the heels of SIX other releases in 2020, including his self-titled EP, and continues the character development of his real-life friend that actually goes by the name ‘Snakechild’! Local Nomad is the moniker of Long Island, NJ based artist Michael Desmond and with this ripping tune, he cements an already ground breaking year that has seen him dominate and make a very sound entrance.

“Snakechild” feeds off of the energy from Local Nomad’s previous release, “Love Is Gone”. In his track “Gates”, Mike helps this same friend through the perils of Xanax addiction. “Snakechild” is essentially the a melding of all the blurry nights out on the town that lead to the rock bottom crippling depression in “Gates”. When it comes to the ‘the Elvis of New Jersey’, the highs are super high when you are dancing with Nick Minaj at the Playboy club or wearing cocktail party are to the movies with shrimp scampi in your pockets, but the lows are crippling dark depressions.

“Local Nomad is the resistance of sedentary life” Michael says. “It’s about seeking the strange and embracing the unknown. Wondering. Wandering. Young and Old. Everywhere and Nowhere. As cliche as it may sound – when I pick up a guitar and sing it’s the only me I feel at home”. “Snakechild” embodies all of Local Nomad’s thoughts and actions in one song, it’s autobiographical while at the same time taking an honest look at life around you and above all, escapism. “Snakechild” is the most striking release yet from Michael and one that will play well whether indoors or outdoors, taking a sip of your favourite brew or just chillaxing out horizontally, entirely!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!