ewport City Radio's Love Live Music Awards has officially launched and the nominees for the Best Original Song have been announced. This week I am going to be taking you through each of our nominees so that you can decide who gets your vote!
I was honoured to be part of the judging panel for this category and out of 24 entries we have managed to whittle it down to 6 nominees. Today we have local boy Ian Lynn Palmer with “The Last Goodbye”.
The story of this song is what really sold it to me. It is all about the old days of Newport before everything changed after the recession and the new shopping centre Friars Walk was built! A great song about Newport, from a great Newport artist, for a great Newport song contest!
I also adore the instrumentation of this song! From this upbeat acoustic guitar to the twang of a banjo to the melodies of a harmonica – it is just fab as well as unique as you don’t tend to hear these instruments in contemporary music these days.
Check out this song by watching the music video I made along with fellow Newport City Radio member Gareth Willey and local filmmaker Haydn Rushworth of the Neon and cast your vote here!
Learn a bit more about Ian Lynn Palmer below!