Clayton Bellamy, a singer, songwriter and Juno award-winning guitarist based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has brought the “real Clayton” to fans with his new CD “Five Crow Silver.” Bellamy brings influences of Southern rock, Neil Young, Tom Petty, punk, grassroots bluegrass and country and throws them all together to create an original style of music that cannot be defined.
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Bellamy let fans know about the release of “Five Crow Silver” with a tweet on June 10. In an exclusive, no-holds barred interview, Bellamy talked about his decade in the music business. After years of being what he describes “a victim of his own compromise” Clayton decided it was time to go for broke with “Five Crow Silver” and make music his way.
The title song of the album, “Five Crow Silver” comes from a traditional children’s nursery rhyme and superstition. While it has Bellamy’s unique stamp on it, the single also showcases the influence Tom Petty and Neil Young have had on him.
“One crow’s sorrow, two crows’ joy. Three’s a wedding, four’s a boy. Five crows silver, six for gold. Seven’s a secret never told.”
While all the songs on “Five Crows Silver” have a message, the first single, “Goodbye America” is perhaps the most personal and profound.
“Yeah, yeah, throw it all away. Tomorrow you’ll just be another broken yesterday. Yeah, yeah, throw it all away, ‘cause what we had is gone here anyway.”
Bellamy says that he chose to give the CD “Five Crows Silver” everything he had, to push himself harder than he ever had before. “Win, lose or draw, you just need to go as far as you can creatively with no pretention,” is how Clayton Bellamy describes creating and choosing the music on this CD.
If you remember the old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover” you would be wise to heed that advice when it comes to Clayton Bellamy. What you may see on the outside is not necessarily what you will get on the inside. Bellamy’s though-provoking lyrics, coupled with the think-outside-the-box musical arrangements, thrown together with the power, energy and give-it-all performance of Freddy Mercury and Meatloaf, will make you glad you gave “Five Crows Silver” a chance and leave you waiting for the next Clayton Bellamy CD.
You can find tour dates and Bellamy’s music online at Clayton Bellamy Band, visit The Clayton Bellamy Band Facebook page and follow Clayton Bellamy Band on Twitter. You can also find Bellamy on YouTube and iTunes and check out “Afternoon Drive” online at CISN FM
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