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Kasabian’s Tom Meighan has been working on solo material during the lockdown

Kasabian lead singer Tom Meighan has revealed that he has spent his time during the lockdown working on brand new solo material.

The singer, who has never previously released any solo material, usually allows his bandmate Serge Pizzorno to take up the songwriting mantle for the iconic Leicester group. Now, however, Meighan has revealed that he has been writing his own stuff for years.

The move comes shortly after Pizzorno shared his debut solo album, a record that arrived last year under the moniker ‘The SLP’ and featured the likes of Little Simz and slowthai on the impressive release.

Meighan told Sky News: “I’m writing loads of music at the minute. We’ll see what happens. I’ve got a few cookies in the jar… and they’re not bad, you know. It’s very autobiographical, like the story of my life. It’s kind of… heartbreaking. Well, not heartbreaking, just to the core, you know. Very real.”

He added: “When Sergio did his thing last year, everyone was like, ‘how do you feel about it?’ I love it! Why wouldn’t I? His music was incredible. He’s doing his thing, I’m doing mine but Kasabian is still solid. You know, it’s just a bad time at the moment, for rock ‘n’ roll. For human beings in general.”

Kasabian were due to make their triumphant live return at Leicester’s Victoria Park this past weekend which has of course, now been put on hold because of the ongoing pandemic which would have been the band’s first performance since their 2018 residency at Brixton Academy.

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