Listen: Egyptian Blue dig into the human psyche on darkly euphoric newie ‘To Be Felt’

Egyptian Blue dig into the human psyche on darkly euphoric newie ‘To Be Felt’

The Brighton-via-Colchester lots’ latest was also produced by Theo Verney.

If you’ve ever wandered around this big, confusing modern world and wondered what the fuck was going on, then don’t worry - Brighton via Colchester quartet Egyptian Blue have been there too. 

It’s this sense of slightly lost bewilderment that the post punk-tinged group tackle on Theo Verney-produced newie ‘To Be Felt’. “We  definitely  lost  a  couple  of  weeks  somewhere,  basically  testing  ourselves  in  an  attempt  to  feel  more  connected  to  the  world  around  us.  Instead,  we  just  ended  up  feeling  even  more  detached,  as  if  we  were  sleep-walking  through  each  day,” they explain. ”That’s  where  the  line  ‘To  be  half-asleep  and  half-awake  all  the  time’ comes  from.  What  started  off  as  a  way  to  feel  more  affinity  with  those  around  us  just  seemed  to  make  us  more  detached,  so  essentially  the  track  is  about  finding  that  connection  again.”

However, though it may tread thematically dark paths, sonically there’s a strange euphoria to the jagged guitars and tumbling crescendo of a chorus here. The world may be hellish, but fuck it, let’s have a dance, eh?

Listen below.

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