Former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Kirk Fletcher has released ‘Ain’t No Cure For The Downhearted’, his second single his forthcoming solo album, My Blues Pathway.
“This song is about people who shift the blame of all the things in their life that they regret. People who judge their life by other people’s success or their so-called happiness,” said Fletcher of this sad musical portrait of a person seeking fulfilment, or cure for their depression, in external things.
The video echoes and expands on these sentiments, showing vignettes of people contemplating their life choices culminating in the scene of an old man walking alone, broken down, his unfulfilled life nearly at an end. It’s a powerful expression of the kind of downheartedness that only the blues can communicate. But there are also subtle traces of hope in Fletcher’s song toward the end as he references one of humanity’s greatest moral leaders (“It was a great man once said he had a dream”) and the video shows scenes of people marching for justice.
Ultimately, Fletcher suggests that this cure, if there is one at all, doesn’t come from the outside world but rather, “One must find happiness from within. We must think for ourselves and follow our passions (so long as it doesn’t harm anyone or anything).”
‘Ain’t No Cure For The Downhearted’ is available for streaming here.
My Blues Pathway goes on sale Friday 25th September and can be pre-ordered by clicking here.
You can watch the video for Kirk Fletcher’s new single right here at RAMzine.