UK singer and songwriter Paul Messis haven’t released anything for a while, three years to be exact. 2018 seems to have been the end of era for Messis, who now lives in Gijón, Spain, just as it was for me. But I’m glad that he decided to record “Win Or Lose” at home in his apartment with the help of a borrowed Farfisa. It’s a beautiful haunted number befitting of our times, full of jangle and tremolo inspired by the Bay Area psychedelic scene. The ballad on the flip “Please Don’t Tell Me Why” starts off with the “It’s Cold Outside” intro and goes into a nederbeat style acoustic tune with harmonies. Out on Market Square now.