Ray Wilson, former Genesis vocalist, has released a video of Never Should Have Sent You Roses. This is the second track to be taken from his new album ‘Makes Me Feel Like Home’ released on 7th October.
Ray says this about the track:
“In the song, the English girl leaves the Scottish boy and his love for her drives him to contemplate suicide. The rose is of course the national flower of England, hence, they never should have sent you roses. My ex wife was English, I also lived in England and my step Father is English, so there is perhaps a slight parallel somewhere, however it is fictional in the song. She could perhaps be of a higher class, him a working class, which also makes it more difficult to be together, due to family pressure and different upbringing.”
‘Makes Me Think Of Home’, the 6th solo studio album from former Stiltskin and Genesis frontman, Ray Wilson, will be released on 7th October. This release comes hot on the heels of ‘Song For A Friend’, an acoustic album released earlier this year and which garnered great reviews.
‘Makes Me Think Of Home’ is a mix of pop, rock and prog which showcases Ray’s remarkable voice. The title track sees Ray looking back to his days living in Scotland, a country he left after finding love with a Polish dancer. He moved to Poznan 8 years ago, and in this ambitious and very moving track he reflects on his years trying to find peace and happiness in Edinburgh.
Makes Me Think of Home full Tracklist:
- Never Should Have Sent You Roses
- The Next Life
- Tennessee Mountain
- Worship The Sun
- Makes Me Think Of Home
- Amen To That
- Anyone Out There
- Don’t Wait For
- Calvin And Hobbes
- The Spirit
Reflecting on his latest work, Ray says,
“Makes Me Think of Home encompasses the joy of freedom we have all come to enjoy and perhaps take for granted as well as the fear of solitude. It highlights the many imperfections that make us special and reminds us not to fear them, but to embrace them. In the words of Leonard Cohen. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”.