No longer confined to beachside retreats, Connor Schofield and co have done a hell of a lot of growing up in the last couple of years. Shifting dreamy textures for a warts ‘n’ all embracing of capital-letters Real Life, the JAWS of 2016 aren’t escapists anymore - they’re facing up to their growing pains.
‘Just A Boy’ shows best that there’s warmth to be found in even the coldest environments. Snapshots of those grungier tendencies break through their hazy, shoegazier new dressing, each one hitting like a fuzzed-up freight train. It’s Connor’s lyricism that packs the firmest punch, though. “I’m just a boy, but I’ll be a better man,” he promises, owning up to his failings like never before. Embracing their anxieties and moulding them into their most expansive, emotion-packed and all-encompassing sound to date, ‘Simplicity’ proves there’s more beauty to be found in life if you stop legging it to the shore when times get tough.
JAWS’ new album ‘Simplicity’ is out 4th November.
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Streaming from Mama Roux’s on the 22nd December!
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