Manchester musician and former WU LYF bassist Tom McClung plays under the pop minstrel moniker Francis Lung. Last summer McClung released music with fellow ex-WU LYF members as Los Porcos, but today he’s dropped his debut solo single, “A Selfish Man”. Glossed over with a funk-tinged sheen, it’s a tale of self-absorption and wretched human nature disguised as an airy, pop delight. Listen in below.
The track is off a forthcoming 7-inch, due out on January 16th via Atelier Ciseaux, but is likely taken from a much larger collection of work that McClung had been working on during and after his time in WU LYF. Dubbed the working title Faeher’s Son, it’s a set of songs that are said to bare “witness to a fair amount of turbulence and reflection.”