TUNE Popcorn Fiend - Sketch of a Plan
“Sketch Of A Plan” is the new single from Popcorn Fiend, the third track to be lifted from the
Scottish musician’s long-awaited debut album Distance, out September 18 on Pure Moth. Distance occupies a space somewhere between the industrial rock of Nine Inch Nails and the melodic synth pop of CHVRCHES, with the album co-produced by CHVRCHES collaborator and engineer David R Simpson.
Taking its title from a 2019 speech by European Council President Donald Tusk, musically “Sketch Of A Plan” references the dark, driving nature of 80s Post Punk, while lyrically it draws comparisons between the Thatcherite era and the Tory-led administrations of the past decade.
“Recent political decisions have seen us dragged back to that era when divisive bigotries were not just rife but reigned supreme,” comments Michael MacLennan aka Popcorn Fiend. “Then as now a privileged elite play at politicking while those millions deigned to be beneath them suffer. Without the right skills or experience – but usually having attended the right prestigious institution through family wealth and connections – they see fit to take decisions which will forever alter our collective way of life for the worse, but which allow them to cash in.”