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‘Tenement Time’ by Johnny Marr – Single Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
It is ‘Tenement Time’ with the new single from Johnny Marr, which is out now! The indie-rock virtuoso doesn’t hold back on this track, and we’re clutching to every note like a toddler to a candy store shelf.
Although the former Smiths guitarist has had a successful solo career for many years, he finds new sources of inspiration and motivation to improve. He doesn’t let us down here, and his delivery is possibly his most engaging in recent memory. He hits the ball out of the park, demonstrating that he is a national and not just a Manchester treasure.
Johnny Marr’s voice is in fine form, and he delivers the snappy choruses that you’d expect from an 80s hitmaker. His tones are contagious, and he reintroduces indie music to the forefront of contemporary music. Also, the guitars are exquisite, which should come as no surprise given that he built his name, creating Smiths classics with belting guitar riffs and solos in the first place.
So, what is the meaning behind Marr’s new single? What a great question! From the lyrics, it’s not immediately clear what the song’s motivation is. On the other hand, Tenement can refer to a separate room or house within another house or land that someone owns. Is this what Johnny is talking about here? Doubtful, his lyrics speak of enjoying repetition and looking ahead to the future with a bright mind.
You can take a listen to ‘Tenement Time’ by Johnny Marr below. Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts on this new release by commenting beneath this article. As always, we love to hear your feedback. So, do you think that this is one of the best new songs from Johnny Marr? Also, do you agree with our five-star review?