‘Cigarette Lighter’ is a James Ford-produced track, and follows the EP’s first taster, recent single ‘Paseo’.
“It’s about the growing divide between the left and the right, the self righteousness both sides feel about the validity of their opinion and the way that social media is accentuating this,” Liam Ramsden says of the new track. ”Most of my friends are pretty liberal, I found going on facebook that some of the things they would post seemed as aggressive and full of violence as some of the right wing hate rhetoric.
“I also noticed that my feed was entirely taken up by opinions that enforced my own, there was no one expressing different conclusions and if they were they were immediately being swamped by the tidal wave of my liberal friends. It seemed that there was no room for conversation. I’m not trying to take sides in the song, I’m simply trying to reflect on the situation. People so fervently believe their opinion is right and anyone who disagrees is wrong, the realities, I think, are much more complex.”
Listen to ‘Cigarette Lighter’ and view Mellah’s upcoming tour dates below.
02 London, Peckham Liberal Club
05 Liverpool Sound City
17 Brighton, The Great Escape
Mellah plays Liverpool Sound City (5th-6th May), The Great Escape (17th-19th May) and Bestival (2nd-5th August) where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.