Paul Cook & The Chronicles’ new track “Somebody Else” is a beautifully melancholic piece that deals with the pain and heartbreak of a failed relationship. With its slow-paced drums and clean electric guitar riffs, the song creates a mellow atmosphere that allows Cook’s vocals to hit home.
The lyrics of “Somebody Else” deals with the frustration and pain of falling in love with someone who is simply too selfish for a relationship. Cook’s voice is fueled by immense heartbreak and sorrow as he sings about the pain of being in a one-sided relationship that only leads to heartbreak and disappointment.
The song’s musical elements perfectly complement the emotional message that Cook is trying to convey. The slow-paced drums and clean electric guitar riffs create a sense of space and intimacy, while the melancholic melody reflects the feelings of loss and heartbreak at the song’s core.
Overall, “Somebody Else” is a powerful and moving track that deals with the universal themes of love, heartbreak, and the pain of failed relationships. With its beautiful melody, haunting vocals, and emotionally resonant lyrics, the song is a must-listen for anyone who has ever experienced the heartbreak of losing someone they loved.
Paul cook says his influences are Sharon Van Etten, Wilco, Julien Baker and Angel Olsen.
The inspiration for the music on ‘Somebody Else’ and especially the instrumental towards the end was Graham Coxon’s guitar solo from the Blur song ‘This is a Low’. I just love the way he’s practically wrestling with the guitar and fighting the overdrive, keeping it just about in check to get the take down, but it was clearly at tipping point the whole way through. He’s a genius. – Paul Cook