Premiere: The Talentless – Mr. Losemore
We’re delighted to today premiere the new video from The Talentless.
In case you aren’t away of them, here is the history lesson. The Talentless is a Melbourne-based music project led by Rob Bennett. After years of writing and playing around the nooks and crannies of Melbourne’s live music scene, he decided it was time to dive back into his writers cave, known to you and me as his garage. There, he created an array of songs that have mingled flavours of alt rock with sprinkles of pop.
He then enlisted drummer Evan Lineham, bassist Dave Seedsman and guitarist Chris Kenworthy and, lo, The Talentless was born.
But why the name? “Simple, we don’t believe in talent. What we do believe in is hard work and hours and hours spent practicing and honing your craft, whatever that may be. But ‘Talent’, well thats a word we feel is thrown around by people who admire someone for what they do but have never been willing to take the massive action, oKen over a long period of time, to develop that skill within themselves. We’re not gifted or special, we just work our butts off because we love making music!”
Mr Losemore is a song that lyrically is a very real story of a man named Andy Losemore that Rob cared for during a three-year stint doing disability care work. “The song in a way is tribute to Andy… a man that was a past alcoholic, ex drug dealer/bikie, who late one night in Richmond in the late 70’s stumbled out of a bar stoned and drunk into oncoming traffic. This tragic incident shaped the rest of his life, however, despite been crippled for life both mentally and physically, it was the constantly joyful person that he somehow managed to continue to be, that inspired the song. It was his amazing ability to simply keep smiling, which made me put pen to paper.”
Check out the video above and keep up to date with the band on their website.