AN ALLOA musician has touched on his working-class roots to produce a brand-new song.

Kevin McGowan released the song, titled Right Kind of Town, on Saturday, December 3, as a love letter to the life he had growing up.

The indie singer explained the song came about after he was challenged on his upbringing and felt like the working class were being shamed.

He said: “I was recording, co-writing and co-producing an album for another artist and on a daily basis we would come into the studio and share songs we had written.

“One of the co-writers brought a song to the table; it was a song basically mocking the working class background I had come from and bringing down working class people and towns.

“I was raging inside so I told them under no circumstances did I want anything to do with a song like that.

“My response was to go away and write a song called Right King of Town – initially for the album but I decided to keep it for myself.

“The song is all about not being ashamed of where you have come from, that no one is better than anyone else.

“It reminded me of how lucky I was to come from the background and family I had, they taught me to appreciate the wins and learn from the losses.”

Kevin has been involved in the music industry for most of his life and formed called Coloured Dreams which toured Europe.

Founded in Alloa, the band played together through various line-ups between 1989 and split up in 2007.

Embarking on a solo career, Kevin played around the world including Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club.

He established his own record company, Imagine and Believe Studios, dedicated to his inspiration John Lennon and has been producing his own music ever since

Right Kind of Town is available on streaming services and iTunes.