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3 December 2019

No Messiah

by Andrew MacGregor


Skinny Living: “No Messiah” - 3 mins 09s

Skinny Living's new single ‘No Messiah' does anything but deliver easy answers. With a voice brimming with soul and candour, frontman Ryan Johnston tries to comfort a broken spirit but admits he's no saviour ("You gotta save yourself/This is the only thing that I can't do for you").

As you can probably tell, there's no such thing as a quick fix in Johnston's mind. While the likes of Bon Jovi are livin' on a prayer, the Wakefield trio insist there is "no prayer, no messiah" to help - only inner strength will do the trick.

This bittersweet truth is ably captured by director Charlotte Regan, whose tower-block set promo explores both grief and domestic abuse with a sure touch. An understated triumph over adversity from the Islington-born filmmaker.


Film Production: Knucklehead Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Charlotte Regan ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Ore Okonedo
Cinematographer: Jaime Ackroyd Ⓦ (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ) / Luke Jacobs
Editor: Phil Currie Ⓦ @ Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ

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