Andy Bell releases ‘Skywalker’ as the third single from his acclaimed debut solo album, The View From Halfway Down, on February 5.
‘Skywalker’ occupies the middle ground between Revolver-era Beatles and Neu! and is one of the album’s highlights. The three-track, digital-only single features an edited version, along with a stripped-down acoustic take and an incredible euphoric remix by Pye Corner Audio, which was premiered earlier today (January 19) by Clash Magazine. Watch the video for it above.
“It is dedicated to my daughter, Leia, who was named after the Star Wars princess,” explains Andy of the song. “It’s about being a parent, watching your children grow up, reach adulthood, and live their lives, and feeling unbelievably proud of them. It’s for all my kids, but inspired by my eldest. Musically, I was channelling Michael Rother and Neu! and the Roland synth reminds me of World Of Twist.”
During the #TimsTwitterListeningParty for Andy’s album, just after its release in October, none other than Luke Skywalker himself, aka actor Mark Hamill, got involved in the discussion about this track. No surprise, as the Force is strong with this one.