March 12 sees Texan singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton release the third single of his 1221 project, in which he brings us twelve new songs, one every month across the year of 2021.
This month’s song is a brand new original, ‘Caught Up In A Moment’ – its haunting melody mirrored by some evocatively ghostly cover art.
“I think the fear of being alone drives SO MANY people to stay in relationships”, explains Hamilton. “Not just romantic relationships. Friendships, professional relationships etc… We get stuck. If you had the ability to go back, and make a different decision, would you? What if it meant being even more alone? Do you still take that chance? This song is about wondering what you might do if you got the chance to go back and do it again. Would you get caught up in the moment?”
A song that oozes hope, a key refrain in the lyric promises “you’ll never stop your dreaming”. Underpinned by a joyous chorus of ‘na na na’s’, the track features a virtual choir of familiar names. Along with Harlequin Ghosts band-mates Carol Hodge and Ben Marsden, just some of those also featuring include Chris Catalyst, Nick Parker, Givvi Flynn, Danny Gruff – and Dave (Davros) Archbold from Eureka Machines. Hamilton reasons, “a major theme to this 1221 project is ‘collaboration’. Whilst the global situation is finally starting to feel more hopeful, to be able to connect to and create with fellow artists during a time when we haven’t been able to travel has been an essential part of my mental well-being”.
Known for his highly creative and unique videos, the images accompanying Hamilton’s ‘Caught Up In A Moment’ are certainly no exception.