- 25 Mar 21
The pilot episode, ‘Linguistic Errors Of Judgement’, digs deeper into his Muscle Memory track ‘Cut to the Cat’.
English singer, songwriter, musician and music video director Kevin Godley has shared the first episode of his brand new spoken word series, titled Conversations With Myself.
The singer and drummer of the art rock band 10cc and collaborative duo Godley & Creme dropped the pilot episode today on Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Amazon and YouTube.
Muscle Memory marked Godley's first time fronting a project, featuring cutting lyricism delving into political and social themes. The album provides a mood similar to film dialogue over classic pop lyricism, with topics ranging from gun control, societal unrest and racism to questions regarding political correctness. The dark record from someone not previously known for dark themes is unique to the alt-pop genre, as well as unique to Kevin's catalogue.
“I’ve been talking to myself a lot recently. Not because no one else will or I’m losing my marbles...it’s how I write lyrics," Kevin Godley says of Conversations With Myself.
"I juggle random lines until things make some kind of sense, but the world I was writing about for my album Muscle Memory increasingly made less sense than I did, so I ended up with a landfill of questionable observations that l wanted to get off my chest while the cultural goalposts were still moving. ‘Conversations With Myself’ is the result: a series of spoken word companion pieces to the album tracks that sit somewhere or nowhere between drama, comedy and full-on bile spitting arguments.”
Godley's career features numerous exceptional albums and cemented his status as one of the most important pioneers of the pop music video. Muscle Memory offers a provoking, daring new insight into Kevin's creative practice, while the forthcoming spoken word series takes this revealing process even further.
“This is as DIY as it gets. No film crew, no editor, no budget," the 75-year-old said of Muscle Memory.
"The plan was to make a film, stream of consciousness style, doing everything myself like I’m recording music. Improvise, throw stuff in and make sense of it later and I did...all except the last bit. It’s a performance film of sorts, all shot within a hundred-yard radius of home and, at the risk of this sounding like a commercial, it would’ve been impossible without my iPhone X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Wondershare Filmora editing software, GlitchCam and EFEKT. Not sure if it’s the message I was expecting though.”
Listen to Episode 1, ‘Linguistic Errors Of Judgement’, below: