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Emerging Lanarkshire musician 'finds light' by sharing personal grief in second album

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A rising Lanarkshire musician says he is "really proud" of his forthcoming second album which explores themes of grief and hope following the death of his father.Michael Timmons releases 'The Lightness of The Dread' on Hamilton-based Gargleblast Records on January 28.The self-taught guitarist told Lanarkshire Live the concept of the album is a collection of songs around the theme of grief, as well as "finding the light within the dark".The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Renowned for his self-professed "miserable" songs, which landed him a support slot with indie rockers The Twilight Sad in 2019, the East Kilbride artist said the album was actually more "hopeful, if not exactly full of laughs".He told us: "It was very cathartic. "It was really difficult to lose a big part of your life and who you are, but I found it easier to write about than speak about initially.

Processing things through music and songwriting is really helpful."It wasn’t necessarily a conscious thing, whenever I sat down to write songs it seemed like it was the only thing I could write about.

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