Dan Lyons’ recent single ‘Mr. Meaner‘ is taken off his recent LP ‘SubSuburbia’. Continuing the album’s theme of the darker side of suburban life in Britain, the track was produced by Florence and the Machine drummer Chris Hayden and Yigit Bulbul (whenyoung, King Krule).
On a lyrical tip, Dan says of the release “Mr. Meaner lives in SubSuburbia, he has a drinking problem and anger issues. He takes his repressed emotions, turns them into violence and hurts the ones he loves. The song switches perspective all the time, from the abuser to the abused and then to the hapless voyeur, trying to offer some kind of support, but failing. On the surface, the song is about an abusive, fictional marriage, but I think everybody has had an experience with this kind of relationship”.
An indie anthem that illuminates itself on a pedestal, awaiting it’s trophy of excellence, ‘Mr. Meaner’ is real, energetic and feels like a classic already.