“The music has changed quite a lot,” says Mel, 27 years after his Simple Minds debut.
Mel Gaynor says:
“The bass and keyboard players have changed and new people coming in has given a freshness to everybody’s playing.” “Graffiti Soul was actually two records in one. Because it was going so well, we decided to do a covers album as well.”
“One favourite of mine is Rockin’ In The Free World. I was pretty buzzed about doing that song and Jim sang it really well. It was a very relaxed album, so there wasn’t too much stress. Despite that, we tracked 20 songs in about 10 days, really going for it.”
“My playing hasn’t changed too much. What has changed is my attitude towards music because I’m a songwriter now. I write on keyboards and bass. I’ve always connected with the bass and it’s great to know where the bass is coming from.”