Emotional Tapestry: Angus Legg’s ‘Someone I Never Knew

Angus Legg releases “Someone I Never Knew,” and shares poignant insights on grief with cherished memories of his father, creating a powerful and deeply personal musical experience.

Melbourne’s Angus Legg delivers an emotionally charged pop gem with his latest release, “Someone I Never Knew.” Inspired by the grief of losing his father, Legg’s poignant lyrics explore the pain of missed moments and the profound impact of a loved one’s absence.

Produced in collaboration with San Joseph, the track weaves together live elements such as nylon string guitars, violin, cello, and mandolin to create a captivating arrangement. Mixed by Hayden Francis and mastered by Ben Feggans, “Someone I Never Knew” resonates with a depth that lingers long after the song ends.

Legg’s introspective journey through grief is powerfully expressed in the lyrics, reflecting on the wounds that heal with time but acknowledging the permanent void left by his father’s absence. Yet, amidst the sadness, there’s a sense of pride and gratitude for the influence his father had on shaping his identity.

The creative process behind the song became a cathartic experience for Legg, allowing him to reminisce and find solace in his own creativity. Collaborating closely with San Joseph, the duo crafted a compelling track that showcases Legg’s talent and vulnerability.

In addition to the release, Legg generously shares five cherished memories and moments with his father, from movie nights to playing football together. These glimpses into their bond paint a picture of love and connection that continues to resonate with Legg.

Beyond his personal experiences, Legg offers valuable advice for those navigating grief. He encourages embracing the emotions that come with loss and allowing healing to take its own time. He also emphasizes the importance of seeking support from trusted individuals and finding beauty in the lessons that death teaches about the finite nature of life.

“Someone I Never Knew” is a profoundly moving piece that showcases Legg’s ability to tap into raw emotions and create a musical experience that resonates with listeners. With its heartfelt lyrics and evocative instrumentation, the track stands as a testament to the power of music in processing grief and finding solace. Angus Legg’s latest release is a poignant and authentic offering that leaves a lasting impact.

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Angus Legg’s Top 5 Memories & Moments with his Father

The last movie we went and saw together

My father & I used to go and watch movies together every couple of weeks, that was sort of our ritual, I didn’t see him too often after my parents divorced, so going to the pictures with him was ‘our time’. The last movie we watched together was a movie called ‘Fury’. It’s about WWII I believe, I haven’t seen it since, and kind of want to keep it that way. 

When he watched me play football (soccer)

Football/soccer is something we connected over quite regularly, my father Scottish, myself English, we both grew up around the sport, as it’s insanely prominent in the UK. When we immigrated from England, I started playing for a local club called Mooroolbark football club, where my father became president of the club. He also attended almost every game I played between the age of 8-18, after which I stopped playing as much.

Playing at the open mic night he ran, ‘Kelly’s Bar & Kitchen open mic’

My father used to run an open mic night in Olinda, it quickly became a well known safe space for young artists finding their feet on stage, professionals looking for a relaxed outlet, and other hobby musicians. It became a prominent part of the culture up at Mt Dandenong, and I’m super proud of what my father meant to that community. I used to play there occasionally too, it’s how I began performing regularly in front of big groups of people.

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Playing football in our back garden in London

We used to play a game called ‘three & in’, the goalposts were jumpers, the rules were you had to score three goals past each other, and then it would be your turn to be in goals, I was only between the ages of 4-7, I have an inkling he may have let some through without making a big deal about it. I cherish the memories of that game.

Recording in his Olinda studio/s

After my parents divorced, my dad moved up to Mt Dandenong, he lived in a number of different places all throughout the mountain. He always had his studio setup, and helped me make some of my very first recordings, original tracks & covers. He also helped record my first band when we were aged 13-15. This was incredibly exciting to experience as I had no idea how to record music, and I remember being absolutely excited about the whole process. Some of the videos are still actually up on youtube. 

Angus Legg’s Top 3 Tips for Anyone Experiencing Grief

Firstly, don’t try and force yourself to feel anything you don’t feel at the time, healing from grief takes time, and only time. There is no shortcut to healing from the death of a loved one, all you can do in the meantime is feel it when you need to, cry about it when it’s sad, laugh about it when it’s funny, joke about it when it’s appropriate and reminisce as much as you feel like you want to. 

Talk about it with people you trust, and let them know what you need them to be for you, my personal experience with grief is that if I’m ever confiding in a friend, or a loved one about my grief, mostly all I ever need is a hug, I don’t need anyone to fix anything, there’s nothing to fix. So my advice is to tell people you just need a hug after you’ve finished talking about it, unless you want their opinion on something. 

This is a strange one, but don’t forget the beauty within death. What death teaches us is that life is completely finite, there is a time limit on everybody’s life. That sounds grim, but it’s actually the most beautiful concept of all. If harnessed it can help you live freely, with deep perspective and appreciation. I’m not saying I’m there yet, but weirdly the death of my father truly helped me understand that there is no time to resent, keep scores, hold grudges or judge, and only time to love fiercely, be kind, practice empathy & compassion and be present, it’s an ongoing practice, but you get the point. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out for support if you or someone you know is grieving – it can make all the difference.