Newcastle indie-folk artist Callum Pitt has dropped his comeback single, ‘Mayfly’.
The new track was produced by John Martindale (Pigs x7, The Pale White) and is Callum’s first release since 2020’s ‘Sea of Noise’, offering a new grand sensibility to his indie-folk musings. Ada Francis and Jodie Nicholson supply additional vocals for the song.
‘Mayfly’ uses an alt-rock edge to explore his mental health, questioning the impact of his position on the loved ones around him, but still embodies an optimistic feeling within its sax-soaked choruses. Laying blunt truths on the table, a melancholic foundation lays the groundwork for this rock epic.
“I’m 28 now and not feeling like a teenager anymore, and probably will have my own children in a few years’ time,” Pitt shares. “I worry that living with anxiety and depression will mean I will never be able to provide that emotional stability that children will require”.
He continues: “I still have a few years yet… I often look at people in their 30s and 40s and think they appear very at peace, but maybe there are always relative struggles and difficult things to overcome, and we always have to cherish the highs and know that the lows are inevitable”.
The song is accompanied by a music video from Sel Maclean, which was filmed across Newcastle and its surrounding areas.
You can listen to ‘Mayfly’ here, and watch the official music video below: