And strikes it dead-centre, too...

Chicago three-piece Dehd have shared new single 'Loner'.

The band's guitar pop sound is high on energy, while also staring down uncomfortable emotion with its lyrical prowess.

New album 'Flower Of Devotion' is out on July 17th, and it's trailed by a perfectly formed new single.

Torn and tattered power pop with a slight air of Homeland Rock, 'Loner' is about introversion and isolation on the touring schedule.

Emily Kempf tells it like it is, an entirely non-varnished look at the impact that live shows can have.

She sings: “Play it right boy, play for keeps / I’m the right kind, play for me / I’ve had enough of each other / Want nothing more than to be a loner.”

“It’s okay to be lighthearted in the face of despair,” she comments. “Being alone and grieving is very isolating, but then you come out of your little cave of grief, and your friends and family and partner are all there to pat you on the back and hold you until you have to go back into the cave of grief alone.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius

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