After a series of promising early singles and EPs, Liverpool duo Her’s emerge today (24th August) with their debut album ‘Invitation To Her’s’!
A romantic, funny, brilliantly catchy record, the album comes good on all the promise of those buzzy early singles. In our review of the record, we say: “There’s enough substance behind the silliness to leave you feeling they’re following through on their early promise.”
Listen to ‘Invitation To Her’s’ in full and read the band’s track by track guide of the record below.
Dedicated to the classic James Stewart film of the same name, it talks about a friendship with a 6' 31Ž2” tall invisible rabbit. People obviously find it hard to believe Jimmy’s tale, and doubt his sanity, but he still persists with the friendship because it’s special to him, which we find kind of endearing.
This one is an ode to Ste’s old cat Mannie. He had be to given away after Ste left for uni. Its basically a heartfelt tribute and apology to a super nice cat who was sad to be given away.
If You Know What’s Right
The message that we tried to put across in this one is about not growing old too fast. You can easily make a lot of major life decisions in your 20s which is absolutely fine, it’s just important to hold on to your dreams and aspirations, don’t be hasty!
Carry The Doubt
This is one of two tracks that explore identity (also see Under Wraps). This is the more ambiguous of the two, but it generally poses a situation of changing identity and the misunderstandings between generations.
Is about a lone wolf biker who finds it hard to relate to the gangs in town. It can be a struggle to find a place in society’s pre existing notions of what a person should be and act like. Think James in Twin Peaks spilling his gut and crying in the woods.
A song for when suffocating changes enter your life. Things seem like they can’t be the same they were, but you’ll find a time when it seems easier to accept that.
“Things seem like they can’t be the same they were, but you’ll find a time when it seems easier to accept that.”
Inspired by the works of The Beatles, Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson and Van Dyke Parks, its a stab at the classic quircky 60’s ballad style. We all know somebody with icy cold blood so the song explores a few different chilly characters.
She Needs Him
Taking on the character of a naive teen who’s troubled by matter of the heart, losing out on budding love before it’s had a chance to bloom. One for the edgy and anxious teens and their heart throbs.
Love on the Line (Call Now)
Describes a sex line romance of yonder years. The protagonist falls head over heels for the voice on the other end of the line, so he holds up next to the phone waiting for her to return his affection.
Don’t Think It Over
Advice for when your mate’s stuck in a ponderous state, worrying about things that are out of his/her hands or probably just made up. You’ll always be alright when it comes down to it.
Meant to comfort your loved ones who are going through change and uncertainty in their lives. It’s an offer of reassurance and support.
'Invitation To Her's' is out now via Heist Or Hit.
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Enough substance behind the silliness.