Flavorwire Premiere: Ross McLennan, “General Singh”

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Who is General Singh? According to his creator, Australian songwriting veteran Ross McLennan, he’s “a fictional character embodying the anxieties of our time,” which doubtless means that he’s a rich and multifaceted character indeed. This song certainly is an intriguing piece of work, starting with a series of moody, minor-chord observations of the eponymous General and the world he inhabits — “Carnival rides/ Hawking sights of forgotten machinery… an array of B-film scenery” — before erupting into a brass-led chorus that finds McLennan imploring Singh to “sing… sing well.” The song will be available via iTunes tomorrow, and we’re delighted to premiere it exclusively on Flavorwire. Click through to have a listen!