Manchester based storytellers PROSE have premiered a video for the latest track ‘Half The Man‘ . “‘Half The Man’ is a song we wrote about not fulfilling who you were supposed to be in life,” says frontman Mike Murray. “About the mistakes people can make and how the consequences can leave them ending up in a place where they should never have been – or might not have been if things had gone right for them.”
The accompanying video is the second of a special four-part series all directed by João Retorta, who previously made their incredible video for ‘Run With Faith‘, that sees the band collaborate with Big Issue to sensitively tell individual stories of homelessness in four Northern UK towns. In this video we see the story of Murph and his battle with homelessness in Sheffield. The first video in the Big Issue series, which was premiered by The Independent, featured PROSE track ‘All Too Familiar‘ and told the story of frontman Mike Murray and his very personal story of homelessness when he was 17.
PROSE have also gained previous support from BBC Introducing Manchester, as well as radio plays from Huw Stephens and John Kennedy. Amazon have been early to champion, tipping PROSE for their New and Emerging 2016, and the band have also won the coveted Manchester Evening News fan-voted Best Breakthrough Artist for 2016.
The band’s debut album is expected later in 2016 via Virgin EMI.