Grim's the Reaper | The Next Phase

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The Next Phase

The Driving force behind “ The Next Phase “ is the singer-songwriter Patrick Cannell who
on occasion is assisted by supporting artists Karen Sheader and Simon Reed.

Patrick began composing music in his mind at the age of 11. His mother bought him an acoustic guitar for his 16th birthday, “I already knew I could write music before I played the first note on a guitar. The task then was for my musicianship to catch up with my imagination.” Over the next couple of years Patrick had to learn the principles of playing music, as opposed to imagining the sound of it.

“Perhaps because I was a late starter as a musician, my playing skills, although competent, are some way behind my compositional skills. So midi is the ideal tool for me. You don't have to play like a virtuoso as long as you know how music works.” There were several attempts at forming bands and playing live but Patrick felt his true medium was the recording studio. He enjoys the lack of restriction a midi set-up gives him, “If I want a string section it's no problem.”

He is foremost a songwriter rather than a performer and does not confine his output to any particular style but many identify an “old” feeling in his music, which is not surprising as his influence draws from the rock and pop of the 1960's and 1970's. What of the future? “My long term ambition is to go completely insane but it's easier said than done.”

Lyrics

GRIM'S THE REAPER

The days are coming, thicker, faster.
Am I servant? Am I master?
Can't we see the darkness coming?
Ready for the second slumming.
The days are coming, thicker, faster.
Am I servant? Am I master?

The joys of life are bound to addict you.
The landlord will come to evict you.
Leave it all behind and climb aboard the horse and cart.

She doesn't have to take this bile,
She has the right to find us vile.
Let's talk about a different ending,
Wills for writing, wills for bending.
Doesn't have to take this bile,
She has the right to find us vile.
Grim's the reaper, brims with pleasure,
Death's for you and death's for leisure.
Make a pact and stem the terror,
Don't look back or that's your error.
Grim's the reaper, brims with pleasure,
Death's for you and death's for leisure.

The joys of life are bound to addict you.
The landlord will come to evict you.
Leave it all behind and climb aboard the horse and cart.