“’Lout’ is about the relationship between choice and chance, compulsive risk-taking and pushing your luck,” Faris Badwan explains. “As a band, particularly live, we’ve always had an aggressive side and as we began writing new songs it became clear that we were heading in that direction.”
“In the past whenever we’ve written stuff with a harder edge it’s come from the energy we get from all playing together in a room but creating this kind of atmosphere remotely was a different challenge,” he adds. “It’s the same level of intensity as the 100-miles-an-hour stuff we’ve done in the past but the anger is somehow more channelled. I can’t wait to play these songs live as there’s so much freedom in that kind of chaos.”
“We came to the conclusion that we didn’t need to be making this record for anybody except ourselves,” Rhys Webb continues. “With so many platforms now lost, the pressure to deliver a single for radio or to get on TV just doesn’t exist any more and is probably all the better for it. The only thing we need to worry about is making the most exciting new music we can. We’re lucky enough to have been together for fifteen years and to be working on our sixth studio LP. It seemed like the perfect time to go in guns blazing, no holds barred full on Horrors, the way it should always be.”
With the EP set for release on 12th March, check out ‘Lout’ below.
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