Andy Burrows and Matt Haig release ‘A Different Game’, the new single from their just-released album, Reasons To Stay Alive on Fiction Records.
Former Razorlight drummer, musician and songwriter Burrows and bestselling author Haig first “met” on Twitter, and went on to spend last year passing ideas back and forth to create a stunning collection of songs loosely inspired by Haig’s much loved books, with words by Haig and music by Burrows.
‘A Different Game’ acts as the album’s bombastic opener, sets explosive, seventies chord structures and colourful scales against lyrics which capture the tension of a relationship under pressure.
Listen to ‘A Different Game’ by Andy Burrows and Matt Haig on the Official Fantasy Premier League Playlist on Spotify.
Reasons to Stay Alive, its title boldly acknowledging the themes and influence of Haig’s autobiographical book, is a unique project: a rich, colourful suite of gutsy, classic songwriting.
It’s full of shades of Elton John, Supertramp and Queen, and with an emotional undercurrent that could not be more relevant in today’s world. Together the pair spin love stories, travel space and time, celebrate soul-mates and travel unflinchingly into the tenderer recesses of the mind.