The Wedding Present Interview at Overblown

Overlown: Your new album Going, Going… is a double album consisting of twenty songs, each of which has an accompanying short film. It is perhaps your most ambitious work to date. What inspired you to take on such a large project?

David Gedge: The main answer to that is that I felt like I didn’t want to make ‘just another album’. Not that there’s anything wrong with making a ‘normal’ album but, from time to time, I just quite like the idea of shooting off at a tangent and doing something different. It’s not the first time we’ve done this, obviously… I remember the Ukrainian folk music phase and the twelve singles we did for The Hit Parade… even my Cinerama project… they all presented the same type of challenge and appeal for me.

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