‘2 Chords Good’ is, according to Sam, about a conversation he had with a friend in a pub. “The song is essentially me replaying that moment in my mind, and almost kicking myself about my average and weak response [‘Probably yeah’] to her question, ‘Are you going to put some more chords on your new album?’” He continues, “The song is me talking to myself … and making excuses like I was feeling ‘kinda stressed that day’. I had been suffering with anxiety at the time of the meeting, but as I gradually formulate what the answer should have been, I cultivate pictures in my mind of visions and scenes that move me; memories of ‘golden evenings’ and ‘sunlit canals’ and songs that I have loved.”
The band are working on an album, and will play London’s The Lexington on 26th September. Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to ‘2 Chords Good’ below.
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