The Minnows have that perfect Stadium rock sound that would make Bruce Springsteen proud and that is why they are our Track of the Day today. You will see and hear why shortly.
“OH Lord, life should be simpler than this,” sings Mickey Raff in ‘The Steepest Hill’, the brand new single from Belfast band The Minnows which is available to stream and now.
Raff (aka singer/songwriter Michael Rafferty) claims that the new, and previously unreleased, single is a ‘song for our times’ reflecting the everyday struggles that people all over the world are facing on a day-to-day basis.
“There’s no getting away from the fact that life is difficult right now, on lots of different levels,” he explains, “and everybody has their own problems to face and hills to climb on a daily basis.
“Some people’s situations are obviously more dire than others but really, it doesn’t matter where you live or how much money and material possessions you might have – modern day life is a stressful and pressurised existence for all but the privileged few, and I’m pretty sure that even they have their own crosses to bear.
“I see and hear it all the time, on the faces and in the words of people I meet,” he continued. “We’re all in the same boat – and I know it can feel like it’s sinking sometimes, but we’re nothing if not resilient and I think the Covid pandemic proved that on a global scale.
“So our new single ‘The Steepest Hill’ is really an ode to the pressures of modern–day life but with a message to tell people they aren’t alone and to keep going, keep climbing and one day, you’ll get to where you want to be.
“I also love the fact that I got to use the word ‘precipice’ in a song,”added Raff.
In typical Minnows fashion, the rather depressing subject matter of ‘The Steepest Hill’ is delivered in a deceptively upbeat and melodic pop songwith an infernally catchy chorus and the band’s trademark harmonies.