06/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Plasticine: An Upbeat Song for Downbeat Times

I was recently asked to contribute a song for a movie trailer, they wanted something that exemplified the human struggle, working against the machine but resolving in triumph, whilst remaining lyrically vague? You have to take every opportunity that comes your way, but this really stumped me. I consider myself to be the Anti-Jack Johnson, we both do catchy, but I am more "Shit that bus is about to crash into that wall and I cant believe no-one is watching" than "Hey its a sunny day and its gonna be alright". I mean, where to find something positive in the midst of the turmoil that is 2009? Well, I smoked some pot, took a long walk in the woods and came up with "Plasticine" a somewhat self-deprecating, feel-good song for our Summer of Discontent!

Click below to hear the song!