Miles Hunt, Things Can Change – at Hermon Arts

Hermon Oswestry
8:00pm - Sat, 26th Aug 2023

“Politically; Trump, Brexit, Johnson… have all made life worse for most of us than it was before. I feel that the pandemic years have changed us all in ways we could never have predicted, and none for the better. The rise of billionaires who hog the wealth while others struggle simply to survive is an anathema to me. And now a viscous and unnecessary military action in Ukraine has me feeling less connected to my fellow humans than I have ever been.

In my own chosen field, the online streaming of music has made it pretty much impossible to sustain a life of creativity, for musicians and the support systems we all require. The tech’ giants have ruined an industry they had no business poking their greedy noses in and they give nothing back.

‘Everything’s worse’. It was almost the title of this album. Until, that is, I started writing the songs.

I’ve done what I always do, I’ve written about what’s happening around me, and what has happened to me in my past. I’ve endeavoured to make the music as uplifting as I ever have as I try to figure out what’s going on in my head, and you know what? Given all of the negativity I’ve just talked about I’ve come to accept that we live in a constant state of flux. Things can, and will, change.

One thing that I am sure of is that it is my community of friends and family that keep me from sinking. It is those people that have injected the optimism into this record. Be them the musicians and recording technicians that have given so much to this record or the people that I interact with each day who are outside of my musical life. All of them keep me going.”

Miles Hunt. Summer 2022.