Music Monday: Mission Statement

It’s another Music Monday and another track by Fish, also taken from Raingods Dancing.

On the one hand, this song is a bit of old fashioned rock’n’roll. It’s got the same tempo and style as things like Summertime Blues and Rock Around the Clock and it is so dancible that I have half a Zumba routine choreographed to it (one day, I’ll finish that off!). It’s guitar, organ and snare drum to provide rythme with all the melody being supplied by Fish’s vocals.

On the other, it’s another piece of Fish social commentary. The lyrics talk about economics, the grind of working life, climate change and how the only way we fix any of it is to pull together. Did I mention this was written more than twenty years ago?!


With its rapid tempo, this was an incredibly useful walking (okay; jiving – I admit it; as they say, dance like no-one’s watching!) track. As I mentioned in part one of this soundtrack section, a lot of Cambiante was plotted while out on one particular walk and this track was one that definitely kept my feet moving while I chewed on plot details.

It also catches the frantic vibe of the early chapters of the book. A lot of stuff gets thrown at Emilio and he has to decide how to deal with it all in a very short space of time. Equally, one of the central threads of the book is about Emilio learning to work with people instead of as a lone operator, so the idea of pulling together fits as well.

The Elsehere Soundtrack on Spotify has been updated to add this in.

That’s all for now. Happy reading and listening!

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