Hartlepool musician Michael Gallagher is back with new song Call My Name

Hartlepool born-and-bred musician Michael Gallagher has released his third single and the accompanying music video for it.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 2:56 pm
Hartlepool musician Michael Gallagher has released his third single.

Call My Name sees the Hartlepool singer step into more raucous rock territory with the song showcasing his penchant for rock and pop melodies.

And fans will recognise some familiar places in the accompanying video - as it shows Michael rushing past Hartlepool United’s Victoria Park football ground, the Marina and the David Bowie Ziggy Stardust mural in the town centre.

Call My Name, which was released on April 16, follows the release of Lula, which hit streaming platforms last month.

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The David Bowie mural, in Whitby Street, Hartlepool, appears in Michael Gallagher's new video.

Michael said: “Call My Name is a song about the breakdown in relationships and follows two characters, telling the story from both sides of the coin.

"It touches on the difficulties that people face but ultimately it kind of all boils down to putting yourself first and doing what’s best for you.

"Developing on from my previous release Lula, which was a light hearted, tongue in cheek take on a young romance, Call My Name was taken from the perspective of the sour end of a relationship, where there can be a bit of friction and just wanting to run.”

Michael’s debut track Yesterday was released in October last year and featured on BBC Music Introducing.

The 24-year-old artist, who grew up in the Dyke House area of Hartlepool, has honed his talent for music since childhood.

It was Michael’s nan who introduced him to music culture first, gifting him a pile of CDs from Bowie and The Rolling Stones.

He added: "I was also given a guitar as a child so that music, along with the likes of Oasis and Razorlight, inspired me to pick it up and teach myself how to play.

"I then started playing in local pubs, getting a bit of a fan base and it was this community awareness that led me to write new songs with honest and observant lyrics."

You can stream Call My Name at ffm.to/michaelgallagher

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