Courting return with new single ‘Flex’

Their first release of 2023, ‘Flex’ sees the band continue to push genre boundaries and have fun doing it.

Liverpool quartet Courting have shared a new track ‘Flex’ - their first new music since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Guitar Music’, in September last year. Building on the record’s defiantly difficult to categorise sound, ‘Flex’ is an energetic number full of big pop hooks, exuberant riffs, and a playful horn section.

Discussing the concept behind the song, frontman Sean Murphy-O’Neil explains: “‘Flex’ is designed to be a theatrical performance, a short play. Our protagonist is wealthy, successful, and famous… but at what cost? Our protagonist misses their ex (after seeing their glow-up), wears Ricks, chainsmokes, sends thought-out emails about their well-being to people they should’ve replied to sooner, and has increased their screen time by 25%. ‘Flex’ is as sincere as we can be. Sometimes the lines between real life and fiction get blurred here, but we’re nothing if not committed”.

An exploration of social media, online relationships, and public visibility, the track arrives alongside a DIY video which sees Sean making his way around a city, glued to his phone as he’s mobbed by fans and paps. Watch it below:

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