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Melbourne-based artist, Angus Legg is gearing up to release his new single, Someone I Never Knew. If you can't wait to give the track a spin, you can listen to the song right here on MILKY!
Opening with plucked guitar melodies and Legg's delicate vocals, the track serves a letter to a loved one who has passed on and sharing pivotal life moments in an attempt to process grief and the idea that their involvement in your life has ceased. Intimate and vulnerable lyricism unfurls atop a moving and emotion-stirring soundscape, with Legg's mesmerising performance luring you in with his storytelling approach.
"My father passed away when I was 19, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, and passed weeks later. Someone I Never Knew is a concept that explores the grief I’ve experienced and worked through during adolescence and into early adulthood. The inevitable truth became evident to me, a loved one cannot experience who you are today, and ultimately never know who you are to become. To me that has been the hardest thing to accept about grief, all the wounds have healed with time, except the idea of not being able to share triumph and failure with someone so close to you, that’s permanent, and the saddest part about death. I express the lyric with an undertone of pride, and gratitude, I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the father I had, and ironically, the growth the death of my father inspired.” Legg shares.
“The process was reviving for me, it was an incredible way to reflect and reminisce in ways I hadn’t before. It helped me heal parts that hadn’t healed properly yet, whilst also acknowledging some parts may never heal, and that being okay. It helped me fall in love with the process of making music and being creative again. It has been such an incredible experience in so many ways it’s hard to put into words. I also worked on the track with my close friend San Joseph, which was incredibly fun. We both live together so we had plenty of time to make it the best it could possibly be. Joey is an incredible producer, we used a plethora of live elements including; nylon string guitar, violin, cello and mandolin. I wrote this song in an hour, it was midway through lockdown in 2020, my body knew exactly what it wanted to say.”
Having made his debut in 2021 with 3rd Grade Art, Legg is ushering in a new era with the release of omeone I Never Knew.
Listen to the track below!