Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp teams up with Queen’s Roger Taylor on new single Too Much

From Loudersound.

Spandau Ballet songwriter and Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets guitarist and co-lead vocalist, Gary Kemp has released Too Much – it’s the second single from upcoming album, InSolo, out  on July 16 via Columbia.

The track explores the feeling of being overpowered by the global bad news that constantly seems to beat us down. Kemp elaborates saying, “That feeling of helplessness and exhaustion that it sometimes creates in us. That sense that there’s too much going on to ever be able to change anything can make you retreat into the shell of your family. I was hit by it one day and sat at the piano – my usual solace along with the guitar – and this tune and lyric came out in one sitting. If felt like a comfort to declaim it and not write a song about what we should all be doing.”

Charlie Lightening has directed the stunning video for Too Much. The film complements the reflective nature of the song by showing Meaghan Grace, a lead dancer with the Royal Ballet at The National Opera, in an urban setting. The ballet routine was choreographed by Melanie Hamrick, formerly of the American Ballet Theater and performed in Camden’s Alexandra Road Estate, a post-war brutalist masterpiece designed by Neave Brown, featured in many films including Clockwork Orange and Kingsman.

Gary Kemp says, “I wanted the dancer to be like my alter ego, my wish fulfilment character, feeling free and expressive, while the real me is struggling to deal with the ‘crisis’ surrounding him.”

InSolo tracklisting

In Solo
A Rumour Of You
Waiting For The Band
Ahead Of The Game
I Remember You
Too Much
The Fastest Man In The World
I Am The Past
The Feet Of Mercury
The Haunted
Our Light

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