CMU Approved

Approved: CGIV – Change

By | Published on Wednesday 16 July 2014


Clean George IV’s 2012 debut album, ‘God Save The Clean’, remains an album I return to regularly, for the simple reason that it is excellent. That’s a pretty good reason, I reckon. So it’s a record that’s managed some post-release longevity, at least in my house, but it’s also a record that had a long genesis over several years. Therefore it’s perhaps unsurprising that since it came out the emergence of a follow-up has not come rapidly. But that drought could be about to end.

Perhaps as a time-saving measure, the man behind the project, George McFall, has shortened his moniker to CGIV. He’s also just put out a new single, ‘Change’, a cover of a 1997 release by fellow Edinburgh-based outfit Dominic Waxing Lyrical. Upping the production values of the original considerably, McFall’s version makes full use of the song’s building venom to its full potential.

Having also produced Dominic Waxing Lyrical’s new album, the first since their 1996 debut which is due out in the autumn, we should hopefully hear more solo material from McFall before the year is out. And then his own second full-length effort in 2015.

Watch the video for ‘Change’ here: