“This is the shape of things to come” chimes Matt McManamon in the opening line
of his solo return, setting a precedent for his 2021 plans. “Jumpin’ The Gun” is the
new single from the former Dead 60s frontman, released via Fretsore Records. The track is the first taste of his long-awaited debut album, also due out this year. Fans can expect a fusion of influences best described by the album’s title – ‘Scally Folk’.
Jumpin’ The Gun” is a song for all ‘the haters’ in life. The song is primarily about
experiencing negative people & negative thoughts, and responding to them by doing
something positive. Some years ago when I took a hiatus from doing music, I’d find
certain opinionated people, basically wrote me off, believing I was finished and
would never do anything in music again.
. I always knew I would, I was just taking
stock and biding my time and making sure I didn’t “jump the gun”, so the song
draws inspiration from turning other people’s negativity into a positive. For me it has
a real “we will win” attitude about it, not too dissimilar to the kids book The Tortoise
and the Hare.”
Matt who decamped to his Mayo Irish ancestral home after the demise of the Dead 60’s in 2007 and has been based in Ireland since.
Jumpin the Gun” is the first fruits after teaming up with Irish musicians Mick Cronin (Cronin, The Aftermath, Shane MacGowan), Enda Mulloy (Biblecode Sundays, the Mulloy Brothers) and Vinny Redmond (Angel Pier) to record debut album “Scally Folk” in between lockdowns in the Summer of 2020.