Ireland’s Anna's Anchor (aka Marty Ryan) revealed the video for new single ‘Precautionary’. The track is the latest to be taken from their new album Everybody’s Welcome, set for release on 14th September 2018 via Failure By Design Records.
With a background studying Environmental Science at University, alongside his musical career Ryan has spent the last few years working as an Environmental Consultant, something which has had a profound impact on the way he sees the world and how he approaches making music, particularly looking at themes of the kind of world we may (or may not) be leaving for our children.
“One thing that always comes up is the definition of sustainability,” he says, “Which is basically the idea that one generation passes the world onto to the next in better shape than when they got it. I personally feel from an environmental, economic and social perspective, that hasn't necessarily happened with any generation, particularly at the moment.
“I'm the first person in my family to graduate from university, yet the reality is I'll probably never own a house of my own; there are drastic changes in weather that are only becoming more frequent; and to top it all off, hate and racial tension is more prevalent than ever. It's difficult to be positive about all of that, but the reality is that keeping hope and positivity is the only thing you actually can do, and that's what the song's about.
“It's a heavy lyrical concept but it's married with the most upbeat music I've ever written. I love that conflicting message between the two moods of the song which is the overarching theme of the whole record, really.”