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FRESH: ‘Liar’ – Silas Armstrong

Silas Armstrong brands you a “Liar”

Electro-Pop, Pop-Dance

London based singer/songwriter Silas Armstrong has just released only his second single, “Liar”, the follow up to “I Love You Always Forever” and this time he means what he says!

Silas is taking no more lies. You’re a “Liar”! And that’s a fact! He’s been lied to, too much and it’s about time it stopped. Silas ‘vents’ his feelings against a pumping pop/dance beat that is subliminal and earthy.

“Liar” is the first of five tracks written during lockdown about Silas’ estranged father. All of them powerful pop ballads mixing pain, life and love. Silas defines his music as “emotional pop, with the energy of hip hop, rock, and a constant nod to the 80s”.

Silas has played drums and keyboards for indie pop, rock, punk and dance outfits, but always arranged and sang backing vocals in every band. He says: “I couldn’t help singing and harmonising on the hook, and my vocal ideas always became part of the sound”. In 2018 he set up a new children’s music company, IT’S MUSIC, which has gained over five million YouTube views.

Having performed at Glastonbury and toured Europe with Panic at the Disco! as a band member, the 2020 lockdown gave him the momentum and material to pursue his lifelong dream of a solo career. “Live music was the thing I missed most during lockdown, but the space and time to write these songs gave me the self-belief to release them. Now’s the time”.

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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!