“I will fight for you. I will fight for the North,” were the words of Daenerys Targaryen to John Snow (remember the scene?), and it’s apparently what Joe Astley is trying to achieve in his latest release Anthem For The North.
From Wigan, Greater Manchester, Joe Astley is a professional musician, singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist and radio presenter, who demonstrates great pride in being a northerner in this cheerful tune rooted in folk music. Starting with a lively piano melody, a crunch guitar fills the sound to the likes of Oasis but with a more contemporary style that gifts folk music with a pleasing pop undertone.
His lyrics describe the charm of the North and its people – their power, their charisma, their strength – and how amazing it can feel to belong.
Thanks for this Anthem, Joe Astley! Just like the Starks used to say, I’m sure that the North will remember.
Give Anthem For The North a go on Youtube.
Review by Jim Esposito.