|Fourth studio album from Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly project (Big Big Train, Beardfish)
Format: CD / Cat No: 19075895442 / Released: 09/11/2018
Track Listing: 1. Ghost of Vanity (5:59) / 2. Friendship (13:36) / 3. They Fade (4:51) / 4. A Treehouse in a Glade (6:47) / 5. Stone Cold (6:08) / 6. If You Fall, Pt. 2 (12:45) / 7. Crown of Leaves (6:50) / Bonus Tracks: 8. Slow Dancer (4:59) / 9. Past Generation (4:26) / 10. Friendship (Utopian radio edit) (6:30)
More information: Brand new studio album from Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly. Following the release of 2017’s ‘On Her Journey To The Sun’, as well as 2018’s retrospective 5 CD collection ‘Rumbling Box’, the band masterminded by former Beardfish frontman & current Big Big Train member Rikard Sjöblom, release their fourth full-length release.
Rikard comments: “The idea for ‘Friendship’ came to me because of an old photo of me as a child. I found this old photo at my parents’ house, depicting me standing on top of this really tall treehouse in a glade near our house. Although I of course remembered it as being really high up in the tree tops as a child, this picture proved that it really was! As I reminisced about the treehouse I started thinking about my childhood friends with whom I built it. We were the best of friends and we spent so much time together in this little village where I used to live. This of course made me think about all the friends I used to have, these relationships where you hung out all the time, went through childhood together, grew up and knew everything about each other and then all of a sudden, for some reason, disappeared from each other’s lives. This phenomenon of falling out with someone is still a mystery to me, but I’ve learned to accept it, much like the separation of death it’s just a part of life and the nature of our course of life, I guess. So this is a collection of songs about and for all of my friends, dead or alive, past and present. I chose to base the stories around the treehouse in the glade, not because all of my memories are from there, but rather that it’s the place that made me think back on all of this.”