Deckchair For Your Ghost
"Deckchair" is one of Make Me Young ETCs finest moments.
Here we've peeled back the surface so you can see the intricacies
of Rael's piano playing on the track.
“If you choose to ignore this email, remember that you only have a few short years to make your mark”
In 2012, following the release of Thumpermonkey’s “Sleep Furiously” album, singer Michael Woodman received a random email from a fan called Max whom, feeling an affinity with Woodman, felt obligated to share with him his revelation of the end of the world.
Woodman, initially wrote the email off as an artefact from an oddball, but in the following months he found himself beginning to think about Max’s message and the mysterious person behind it with increasing frequency. Woodman never attempted to reply to Max, and to this day, Max has never contacted Woodman again.
“Make Me Young, etc” marks a clear evolution for Thumpermokey. Guitarist and pianist Rael Jones’s day job as a screen composer infiltrates and inflates the music into an epic cinemascope fever-dream – a backdrop to Woodman’s unique stream of consciousness vocal style, perfectly suspended in a score to a film that doesn’t exist.
“Make Me Young, etc” exists in homage to the unknown Max, and poses the question; if you knew tomorrow was the end of the world, would you be able to let go of all your regrets, and live differently for just one day?