Ex-Olympian is the new musical vessel for Liam McGorry – songwriter & musician for bands such as Saskwatch and Dorsal Fins. Named after the neon sign that adorns ‘Borsari’s Corner’ in Melbourne’s Lygon St, Ex-Olympian reflects the times we all need to shift things forward into a new phase. Musically, things are shifting gears too.
Ex-Olympian has shared his debut single & video ‘Voices in My Head‘ – the A-side of a new 7” record out Friday 31 July, in a partnership between two Melbourne icons: Northside Records & Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. It’s also McGorry’s vocal debut.
‘Voices In My Head‘ is a cinematic, skittish song about scrambling to reconcile the many voices of today’s world in your head… about trying to find yourself amongst a mess of self-doubt, social media envy and climate anxiety. It’s disco-tinged B Side ‘Lilac Youth’ is a meditation on the dangers of losing yourself to nostalgia and ego, on focusing on past glories. The song (co-written and sung by former Saskwatch bandmate Nkechi Anele) is a nice soulful moment, where past and present align together.
Brad spoke with Ex-Olympian for Arvos to unpack this new musical venture: