After unveiling the brilliantly dramatic ‘Curtain Call’ in February, it was unlikely that time would be called on London trio White Kite.
Now a few months down the line, they’ve unveiled new belter ‘Past Life’. It’s not as crushing as ‘Curtain Call’ but harks back to some of their earlier works. Combining a pretty funk-laden grooves and crisp synthesiser textures, it also keeps the listener on their toes with bluesy guitar riffs. Underneath it all though, ‘Past Life’ actually harbours a darkened narrative underneath the sheen.
Speaking of the track, frontman Louis Shadwick explained how the song explores him coming terms with his sexuality: “Past Life is about my experience of growing up having to hide what I was, and how that makes you feel like you have to lead a double life. You constantly have to reconcile a sense of shame and abnormality with the excitement and liberation of finding places and people with who you can express yourself and not be judged”.
Listen to ‘Past Life’ below.