As Under The Radar reports, “There Is No Upside” was the first song James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra recorded when they got together to play in Sweden for the sessions that would become new LP The Wide, Wide River. “I simply asked the band to react to what I was singing,” Yorkston says, “however I was so enthralled with Ullis [Ulrika Gyllenberg]’s fiddle playing, my one suggestion was she solo wildly throughout. She was a little shy at first, but I played her the Linton Kwesi Johnson track ‘Story’ and she got what I meant. I wrote this song in frustration at a friend who’d chosen to take the big flit… leaving the rest of us somewhat bewildered.” See the song’s video, animated by Jonna Hallberg, here.
The Wide, Wide River was just sent to radio and is going for NACC adds next week. Get it into your rotation.